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›COMMUNITYBRIEFS Smoother commuting Drivers along Hwy.99 through Delta will be getting a smoother ride after work is completed to resurface the route from the Hwy.17 overpass to the Nicomekl River. Work on the $3 million project is scheduled to be completed by Oct.1. The work is addition to a separate project to install a cable barrier on the Hwy. 99 median to help increase safety along the route.

Where to vote early Advanced polling for the Sept. 18 Delta byelection will take place Sept. 4, 8 and 9 in three locations. Voters can cast their ballots at the North Delta Recreation Centre (11415 84th Ave.), Delta Municipal Hall (4500 Clarence Taylor Cresc.) and the South Delta Recreation Centre (1720 56th St.). All three advanced polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PICTURED Some of the candidates in the upcoming Sept. 18 Delta Council byelection were busy staking out their campaign sign positions along 56th Street in Tsawwassen last week. There are 8 in the running for a single spot on council made available after the sudden passing of Coun. George Hawksworth in March Philip Raphael photo

Candidates speak out Delta byelection hopefuls state their platforms for Sept. 18 vote With the Sept. 18 Delta byelection fast approaching, the South Delta Leader and Surrey North Delta Leader posed a few questions to the eight candidates vying for the single seat on council that will be up for grabs. Listed below are their responses. Sylvia Bishop Civic party affiliation: Independent Profession: Retired Delta School teacher.

I am a writer and own a home business. Residency: Tsawwassen. I also lived in Ladner for six years. List three priority issues in your election camSylvia Bishop paign. 1. Quality of life in Delta. We must preserve our farmland, protect the environment and ensure we

have safe and liveable neighborhoods for our families. 2. Open and transparent processes are key to restoring the trust of citizens in their government. We need vigorous and thoughtful discussion on important community issues. 3. Transportation solutions must include better public transit service to encourage — Continued on p. B3

Celebrating local bounty Mark Sept. 4 on you calendar if you want to sample some of the bounty Delta's farmers and backyard gardeners have to offer. That's when the Earthwise Society hosts its annual Grow Local Fair Earthwise Garden (6400 3rd Ave.) in Boundary Bay. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. it is a way to celebrate home gardeners and urban farmers while bringing the community together for a day of fun-filled activities. Admission is $2 and all event proceeds help support the Earthwise Society’s educational programs. For more information about the Grow Local Fair and for a schedule of events visit www.earthwisesociety. bc.ca or email info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca.

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Message from Mayor Jackson & Delta Council Firehall 4 Volunteer’s Tribute Delta Council would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the volunteer firefighters of Firehall 4 for their unwavering dedication to the community.

Message from Fire Chief Dan Copeland Fire Hazard Advisory

Due to the recent restructuring of Firehall

The risk of fires in municipal parks and wilderness areas remains

4, a celebration in honour of the paid

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on-call volunteer firefighters was held on August 14, 2010.

Fire danger rating The fire danger rating for the Municipality of Delta is EXTREME.

Firehall 4 has an incredibly long and rich

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over 50 years. To serve the East Delta

Burns Bog continues to be permanently closed to the public.

community, Firehall 4 was first established in 1958 in a chicken coop at the northwest corner of 96th Avenue and Ladner Trunk Road. In 1962, Firehall 4 was constructed at 9341 Ladner Trunk Road and acted

Prohibition of open air burning & smoking in Delta parks: An open burning ban is in effect for all areas of Delta including a ban on campfires and open cooking (briquette & propane BBQs) in all Delta Parks until further notice. In addition, smoking is prohibited in Delta parks.

as a volunteer hall until June 2010. This was Delta’s only volunteer firehall, with volunteer firefighters providing support to the entire municipality when called upon.

Delta staff will continue to patrol parks, beaches and Burns Bog access points to ensure there are no unauthorized activities

Each of our Firehall 4 volunteers is a source of community pride. Thank you again for your outstanding volunteer service – your contribution to Delta will always be remembered.

taking place. We need your help The public is urged to exercise caution and remain on designated park trails to reduce the risk of accidental fires. Please report any fires directly to 911 and any unauthorized activity that poses a risk of fire to the Delta Police Department’s 24/7 non-emergency line at (604) 946-4411.

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We want to hear from you Please forward any questions or comments to the Chief Administrative Officer, George V. Harvie at cao@corp.delta.bc.ca or by mail to: The Corporation of Delta, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2

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behind the scenes Editorial Philip Raphael South Delta Leader, Editor 604-948-3640 ext. 122 editor@southdeltaleader.com Paula Carlson Surrey North Delta Leader, Editor 604-575-5337 pcarlson@surreyleader.com Kristine Salzmann South Delta Leader, Reporter 604-948-3640 ext. 126 reporter@southdeltaleader.com Publishers Chrissie Bowker South Delta Leader 604 948-3640 ext. 123 publisher@southdeltaleader.com Jim Mihaly Surrey North Delta Leader 604-575-5347 publisher@surreyleader.com Creative Services Sarah Kelloway South Delta Leader

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riders. Also, alternative methods for moving goods must consider including electric and high mileage vehicles. If elected I will: People’s trust in their elected representatives is wearing away. I will work toward restoring that trust with integrity, commitment and energy. Council should always put the needs of Delta residents ahead of special interest groups. I will insist the public is made aware of all opportunities to participate in municipal processes, including publishing more notices and ensuring that all relevant information is easily available on the city’s website. In addition, I will work for the establishment of a Hansard service, which would record and publish council discussions and councillor votes. Our quality of life in Delta is at risk because development proposals have passed too easily, without enough scrutiny. We need a more balanced approach that strongly values the environment and our neighborhoods. Property rights

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must be respected but should not outweigh the community’s wish to see land preserved. I will work with interested parties to find a way to preserve the Southlands in perpetuity. Transportation solutions must include alternate modes of transport including the use of rail lines and Fraser River barging capability. They should not result in loss of farmland, environmental destruction or increased greenhouse gas emissions. Delta should be a leader in environmentally sustainable transportation solutions. Maria DeVries Civic party affiliation: Independent Profession: Community volunteer and advocate Residency: Tsawwassen Three Priorities: 1. Creating Maria DeVries a sustainable community for our children and grandchildren so they are assured the quality of life and the small town feel we enjoy.

2. Advocating for a Deltawide strategic plan so we will have a sustainable community in 25 years, in 50 years, and beyond. Since 2003 I have advocated for a Delta-wide, community-specific plan that includes transportation issues and agricultural concerns. 3. Ensuring sound fiscal decisions in these tough economic times by asking two key questions: “Is this a good thing to spend our money on?” and “Is there any lasting value to what we’re spending our money on now?” If elected I will: I will honor Delta’s past and plan for its future by building positive, solution-oriented relationships and by working hard to preserve Delta’s unique character. If we want our children and grandchildren to have the same quality of life as we do, the same “small town” feel that we enjoy, we need to have a vision for Delta and a plan that will implement that vision. Unfortunately, not all our community plans are upto-date. A strategic plan that looks ahead 10, 20 or 50 years

is essential to ensure we make decisions today that will benefit the future of Delta. As a 30-year resident, I feel it is time to have a serious conversation about what we want Delta to look like as it grows and changes. In these tough economic times, I will insist on sound financial decisions. I will balance community interests by fostering community dialogue that seeks and provides solutions and preserves Delta’s quality of life. I will advocate for improved communication between Council and the community. Also, I will work to reinstate Question Period before council meetings. As an independent, I will be accountable to the people of Delta, not a party or a slate. I love Delta and look forward to the opportunity to serve the people who live, work and play in our municipality. Amy Ghuman Sara Civic party affiliation: None Profession: Mother of a

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nine-month-old son when not a community activist. Residency: North Delta Three Priorities: 1. Accessible Council that listens to the public. 2. Fresh Perspective is needed in Council. 3. Leadership and Vision from Council. If elected I will: Amy Ghuman Hit the ground Sara running and that is crucial with only a 14-month term. Voters deserve someone who can make a difference, as opposed to someone who is just trying to get their feet wet. I worked at Municipal Hall for four years in the Bylaws/Community Planning and Development and Engineering departments. There will be no learning curve for me. I believe in an accessible council. I hate the frustration of not having my calls returned. Without naming names there are present council members who are guilty of that infraction with me. I will hold monthly tea parties in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta. You cannot represent people if you do

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not listen to them. The ability to listen and the ability to take action are my strong suits. Indecision is not a decision in my book. With the untimely passing of George Hawksworth, these are not the circumstances under which I wanted to seek a council seat. However, my desire to make a difference and the encouragement that I have received from many in the community led me to enter the byelection. I bring accessibility, a fresh perspective, and most important, I bring leadership and vision to council. Peter Harms Civic party affiliation: None Profession: Business owner— traditional and decorative painting Residency: Tsawwassen Peter Harms Three Priorities: 1. Family-Housing-Youth: Support families who aspire to make Delta their permanent homes. Help young families own their homes and properties. Enhance youth programs. Youth employment, sport and arts. 2. Farming: Support whole heartedly our farming community. Traditional way of doing farming.

Cultivate closer relationships with greenhouses farms. Learn more about organic farming. 3. Industry-environment, Tilbury Park: solve public transportation. Clean up-beautify and develop along River Road. Greater Municipal share managing Burns Bog. Southlands project: alternative housing for the elderly and young families If elected I will: Families need our support to own their homes and properties. I see more young couples pushing their strollers through the communities with babies and small children. These are very beautiful and romantic sights to behold. These little boys and girls need our guidance and nurturing help today, in order for them to inherit a promising tomorrow. I like to see enhancing opportunities for the youth, engaging creatively and happily in our communities, including the arts. Farmers enrich the local community culturally and continue to be great examples year after year about ‘sowing and reaping.’ Farmers teach our young generation the principle about ‘sweat equity.’ Solving Tilbury Park’ public transportation issue expediently. Develop River Road for more business and industry. Build housing pockets and explore for water

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parks for water houses. Boarded walkways for pedestrians and cyclists. Greater Municipal share in managing Burns Bog. Southlands is a world class urban plan with integrated habitat aspects where people, land and creatures will live intimately together; serving, supporting and enjoying each other. The Southlands project will bring a resolution to a long-standing ‘uncertainty’ about the future of this large tract of land in the heart of Tsawwassen. See Southlands In Transition.ca. According to an urban planner we need two things for a successful community: diverse employment and diverse accommodation. Kathleen E. Higgins Civic party affiliation: None Profession: Office manager/ motivational speaker/community activist Residency: North Delta Three priorities: 1. Delta needs to make wiser use of existing residential land in order to offer more affordable housing choices to ordinary people, especially families and retirees. 2. Delta needs to protect farmland, support farmers and resist turning prime agricultural land into housing Kathleen developments. Higgins

3. Delta needs to renew its population and increase its tax base in order to keep schools open, support local business and pay for services and infrastructure. If elected, I will: If elected I will promote innovative ideas that make wiser use of existing residential land. The resulting increase in affordable housing will help renew Delta demographically and keep taxation levels low. Because single family homes on large lots and new luxury town homes are beyond the reach of most first time buyers, more housing options are needed. Legalizing secondary rental suite is only one response to the lack of affordable housing. Since first time buyers want more home ownership options, my ideas will attract more young families to Delta, and keep more Delta schools open. To keep more retirees in Delta, I will promote building more maintenance-free housing options. Where appropriate, I will promote the subdivision of large lots and the conversion of larger homes into smaller strata title homes, such as in North Vancouver and Shaughnessy. I will promote my 2009 Delta Housing Task Force Submission (see www.kathleenhiggins.ca). I will propose housing competitions, pilot projects and case studies in order to welcome the best affordable housing ideas to Delta.

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I will protect farmland, encourage eco-tourism to Delta’s natural areas, and promote shopping in Delta to support local business. I will bring a fresh perspective to Delta Council. Sandeep Pandher Civic party affiliation: Independent Profession: Environmental professional Residency: Sunshine Hills Three priorities: 1. Planning for prosperity—small businesses are the heart and soul of Delta community. Delta must provide the right opportunities and strategic vision for businesses to retain employees and provide jobs locally. 2. Environment and quality of life—Deltans by most measures enjoy a safe and high quality of life. Delta must develop and assert a comprehensive vision for the future if its values are to be maintained and protected. 3. Heritage— agriculture and Sandeep fishing have been Pandher an integral bedrock foundation of Delta's heritage for generations. It is imperative to retain and build on this legacy for Delta to remain a community of choice. If elected I will: In collaboration with the lo-

cal business and other economic drivers Delta needs a vision for a long term economic plan. Tilbury Industrial Park needs to be developed to its real economic potential by providing competitive tax incentives to attract new businesses, better transit services to retain employees and better transportation options for truck traffic. Options to address long term affordable housing needs for seniors and families. The issue of public transit availability for local commuters, students and workers needs to be addressed Protect Burns Bog under the Ramsar Convention and establish an interpretive centre. Invest in Delta Police, Firefighters and Hospital workers to provide the best frontline response services in the GVRD Stable funding for the Arts and initiatives promoting Art. Establish facilities that support local athletes in sports activity and engage other levels of government to sustain long term development of promising athletes. Local agriculture needs to be addressed by investing in irrigation systems, dedicated roads for farm traffic and exploring new markets for local agro products Local Delta heritage to be emphasized in all community planning. The completed Ladner Waterfront Revitalization will be an important community milestone. Long term

funding mechanisms for dredging will also be addressed. Ian Paton Civic party affiliation: Delta Independent Voters Association Profession: Farmer/auctioneer Residency: South Delta Three priorities: 1. Keeping taxes low. Delta’s civic government functions best when we manage taxpayers’ money as we would our own. 2. Protecting Delta’s farm heritage. An issue near and dear to my heart, and something my family has advocated for generations. 3. Keeping our communities safe. By encouraging volunteers and more programs Ian Paton such as neighbourhood watch. If elected, I will: Bring the common sense and fiscally conservative values of a Delta farmer to the council table. I will make decisions from the place of no ideological agenda, and above all keep an open mind. Having run a farming and auctioneering business all of my life, I understand what it means to meet a payroll. I will encourage individual responsibility and make decisions based on the overall community good, while respecting the time and effort that has been made in preparing proposals for council

consideration. I will not use council as a stepping stone to another level of public service; my belief in public service has been formed by my actions over the course of my life living on the family farm in east Delta. Above all, I will be respectful of taxpayers’ money, and respectful of the trust that voters place in, and expect, from their elected officials. Ray Robinson Civic party affiliation: Students, Homeowners, Irate Taxpayers, Other Neighbours Profession: Retired farmer Residency: Delta Three priorities: 1. Establishing the construction of recreation facilities concurrent with development. Parks, indoor pools, and walking trails need to be built before development is approved. 2. Establishing a university with affordable tuition for Delta residents. Post secondary education must become affordable, accessible, and relevant to employment opportunities. 3. Establishing term limits for two terms for mayor and council. Internal audits to optimize value for tax dollar expenditures. Create employment programs for students and youth to get work experience and be less reliant on debt for education funding. If elected I will: Initiate a process that includes an

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appropriate number of recreational facilities as a part of the true cost of development. By establishing a ratio of recreation faciliRay Robinson ties on a per capita basis, we increase quality of life, local employment, and provide opportunities for local businesses to sell goods and services to outside per fee customers using our facilities. In establishing a university in Delta we reduce the cost of post secondary education making it affordable to study without having to be concurrently employed or be burdened with student debt. The university, through the multiplier, is also a creator of employment for local businesses. Land could be set aside for a campus that could be expanded for recreational use by the community and provide funding by planned development much like UBC and Simon Fraser. Term limits for political office so the same people don’t stay too long. The current slate are on the verge of controlling the vote on issues that will lead to a flight of capital among those of us who know exactly what more densely populated communities produce. Twice as many people using municipal services and half as many people paying tax to support decaying infrastructure makes raising taxes and user fees inevitable.

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Delta cops ride for cancer Six DPD officers to ride 900 km over nine days for Camp Goodtimes Kristine Salzmann, Reporter South Delta Leader Six Delta police officers will cycle 900 km over nine days from Delta to Boston Bar to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and a camp for children with cancer. They are part of a team of 24 riders, all from emergency services in the Fraser Valley, who will start their Tour de Valley journey Sept. 23 and along the way will visit dozens of schools and thousands of students to talk about why they ride. It's a physically and emotionally demanding event, but for the participants the months of training and long days riding are worth it to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society and send children with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes is a free, 24-hour medically supervised camp which has been run at Loon Lake each summer for 25 years. Last year, 483 children, teens and family members attended the camp. Read on to learn more about why these DPD officers ride. And help them fundraise by donating at www.cancer.ca—follow the links to Cops for Cancer, Tour de Valley, and Support a Rider. ■ reporter@southdeltaleader.com

PICTURED Left to right: Cops for Cancer team captain Const. Ken Usipiuk with Delta teammates Britanny Dawson and Kevin Dueck. Contributed photos

Const. Ken Usipiuk Years with DPD: 3 Fundraising goal: $20,000 Fourth year Tour de Valley rider; 2010 team captain Why did you decide to ride? A co-worker introduced me to Tour de Valley in 2005, I felt this was a cause that I needed to help with. It's a small sacrifice that I do—training and fundraising is nothing compared to what a kid goes through during cancer treatments or the families dealing with their children when going through these difficult times. What message do you hope to

leave with the students you speak to along the way? To stay healthy, stay away from drugs and alcohol, and to use sunscreen. What is one of your strongest memories from a previous ride? This will be my fourth tour and every tour leaves a lasting memory. Though we cover the same areas from Tsawwassen to Boston Bar, we always meet new cancer survivors and hear from many people that lost loved ones that did not win there fight. In all the communities we visit I believe many people always appreciate that there are people out

there trying to make a difference. Const. Brittany Dawson Years with DPD: 5 Fundraising goal: $5,000+ First year Tour de Valley rider Why did you decide to ride? Like most people I have lost a couple of family members to cancer or cancer related issues. I know first hand how helpless you can feel when losing someone to a disease with no cure. I am excited to have the opportunity to take part in this tour and contribute as much as I can to finding a cure in the hopes of preventing future devastation.

Const. Kevin Dueck Years with DPD: 3 Fundraising goal: $7,500 First year Tour de Valley rider Why did you decide to ride? Cancer has been very close to my family, including grandparents, aunts and in-laws. Some have survived and others haven’t. One thing that has stood out is the support of the Canadian Cancer Society. I’m raising money to give back to the society what they have given to my family and others who have received their support during battles with Cancer. What message do you hope

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Delta Self Portrait Photography Contest Do you have an eye for composition? Do you know how to change your shutter speed? Are you feeling creative? The Delta Museum & Archives is holding a photography contest to highlight how Deltans view their city.

PICTURED Delta Constables Sarah Ozeer, Shane McLaughlin, and Kim Smith. Contributed photos

to leave with the students you speak to along the way? Never give up. The journey and challenges will only make you stronger. Const. Sarah Ozeer Years with DPD: 5 Fundraising goal: $5,000+ Second year Tour de Valley rider Why did you decide to ride? I’m riding to raise money to find a cure for this disease. I lost my mother to breast cancer three ago and I lost my father to liver cancer two years ago. What is one of your strongest memories from a previous ride? My strongest moment that impacted me the most was when a little boy named Max came out to visit us. Max had been diagnosed with terminal can-

cer. Max’s outlook on life was so positive and he shared wonderful stories with us. Max was truly inspirational. Thank you Max for enlightening my life.

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Const. Shane McLaughlin Years with DPD: 2 Fundraising goal: $8,000 First year Tour de Valley rider Why did you decide to ride? I decided to become involved with Cops for Cancer because Cancer has impacted me personally. My grandfathers, Dave Cooper and Ivan McLaughlin,

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both succumbed to cancer after a valiant fight, while a number of my relatives survived their battle, but still bare tremendous scars. What message do you hope to leave with the students you speak to along the way? A small gesture can make a big difference.

Photos submitted to the contest will become part of a special photographic collection that documents Delta in 2010 as seen through the view finders of Delta residents. Photos will also become part of our temporary exhibit, A Delta Self Portrait, scheduled to open October 23.

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Const. Kim Smith Years with DPD: 4 First year Tour de Valley rider This is your first year on tour— what are your expectations? I am looking forward to being able to be a part of, and supporting, such a fantastic event. I have participated in the pole sit this year by collecting donations and have been impressed by the stories people share about their own family struggles with cancer.

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