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Delta Police constables John Smith and Ciaran Feenan survey the corner of Ladner Trunk Road and Arthur Drive on Tuesday (Jan. 31), offering pedestrian safety tips to DSS students and others crossing the busy intersection. Christine Lyon photo

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elta Police officers and volunteers braved the elements this week to educate the public about pedestrian safety and driver awareness. On a rainy Tuesday (Jan. 31), Ladner Community Police Station volunteers clad in bright yellow waterproof jackets were on hand at the four corners at the intersection of Arthur Dr. and Ladner Trunk Rd. As pedestrians approached the crosswalk—many of them Delta Secondary School students on lunch break—volunteers offered safe crossing tips and handed out reflective wristbands and zipper tags. The pedestrian safety program,

a partnership between Delta Police and ICBC, was scheduled to take place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 during peak hours at three different intersections: Ladner Trunk Rd. and Arthur Dr., 56th Street and 12th Ave. in Tsawwassen, and 72nd Ave. and 120th St. in North Delta. "Those are big intersections in the Delta community," said Delta Police spokesman Const. Ciaran Feenan, who attended the lunchtime session in Ladner on Tuesday. Feenan said an average of 33 pedestrians are injured and two are killed each year in Delta. Meanwhile, an average 15 cyclists are injured, and none are killed. "Obviously there is some concern for us, and we believe this initiative is going to help us drive down the safest roads in B.C.," he said.

The most recent pedestrian fatality in South Delta occurred in September 2011. A 43-year-old female was struck and killed at Elliott Street and 48th Ave. in Ladner. The intersection of Arthur Drive and Ladner Trunk Road is scheduled to undergo a $4 million makeover this year which is hoped to ease traffic congestion. The project, which will see the demolition of the vacant Kentucky Fried Chicken, includes the addition of several dedicated turn lanes. Ladner Community Police Station Const. John Smith, who was also on hand Tuesday, said he expects the changes to increase driver and pedestrian visibility at the busy thoroughfare. Read the complete list of road safety tips online at www.southdeltaleader.com.

Delta commits $2M to dredge Ladner Harbour

Man goes missing on Tsawwassen-bound ferry

The Corporation of Delta has agreed to pitch in $2 million towards dredging Ladner Harbour in hopes senior levels of government will also put money on the table. Delta council authorized the contribution on Monday (Jan. 30). The money, available in Delta’s accumulated reserves account, will only be used if the federal and provincial governments agree to additional funding. Local channels around Ladner have been accumulating sediment for more than 20 years. In 1990, Transport Canada stopped its dredging operations and Port Metro Vancouver assumed responsibility for dredging the main navigation channels, but not the secondary channels, of the Fraser River. The estimated cost of the dredging project is $8 million and Port Metro has already committed $2 million.

Delta Police have taken over the search for a man reported missing from a B.C. ferry Sunday afternoon (Jan. 29) that was bound from Swartz Bay to the Tsawwassen Terminal. According to Delta Police, the 51-year-old man was onboard the Coastal Celebration's 11 a.m. sailing with family members, but when the vessel arrived at the Tsawwassen Terminal he could not be located. A search was conducted in the area where the man was believed to have last been seen. Further investigation revealed that a male was observed on surveillance cameras going overboard, prompting a search between Active Pass and the Tsawwassen Terminal for five hours before its was called off at 6 p.m. While the investigation continues, there are no plans to continue searching the waters for the man.

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Ladner's Diane Pearson vows to live life to the minimum for the next 12 months PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

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he recent Boxing Day sales were a big test for Ladner's Diane Pearson. Could the 41-year-old single mom resist the urge to capitalize on that sure-fire, hot deal being offered in just about every store she saw in the mall? For someone who has pledged to live the next 12 months without buying any unnecessary items—while also ridding her life and home of extraneous goods— the lure of the consumer bargain-fest was a good measure of her resolve. She lasted the "shopping" trip without buying a single thing. And when the calendar rolled over to the new year, her "Stripper Project" was in full gear. "The biggest thing for me is probably to simplify everything in my world," Pearson says. "You get to a spot where there's a lot of stress and chaos in your life and we all do better when that's not around us." While she thought the concept may sound corny to some, she's convinced that having less will simplify and reduce the stress in her life. "There's so much excess. There's so much stuff," she says. "I think that's one of the biggest downfalls in our society. I see people in that mindset of accumulate, accumulate. Spend your money. "We've lost the concept of what enough is." To regain that sense of balance in her life, Pearson asked herself some simple questions as she looked around

her home. "Do I need five whisks and 12 pots and pans for three of us? No, we don't. And there's plenty of other people who could use them. So, to the thrift store they went." Also on the "good riddance" list were many items in the floor-toceiling packed front hall closet which was emptied of shoes her boys had long ago outgrown. Unneeded clothes from her closet were next. The long-term goal? "In nine years when I turn 50, I want to travel. My kids will be 23 and 24. I want to be able to essentially walk away and not be tied down by things," Pearson says. "I want to be able to go for a year and see the world. And this is a step in the process of getting there." Looking back and examining what played a role in prompting the move was the passing of her mother about a year ago. Pearson was tasked with clearing out her home. "My mom, she wasn't a hoarder, but she was on the extreme end of someone who keeps a lot of things." It took months to go through the four bedroom house. "I don't want to leave that for my kids," Pearson says. "I don't want them to grow up thinking that's where their value lies." But in a society conditioned to think having more is better, are we surrendering a form of happiness if we live a minimal life? It doesn't have to be that way, says SFU psychologist Dr. Joti Samra, co-host of OWN's

(Oprah Winfrey Network Canada) reality TV series Million Dollar Neighbourhood. "There are certain things we all need. And people can tend to confound our needs

t h e re w i l l b e b a s i c things Pearson will need to acquire. But she vows to go about it differently by first sourcing secondhand goods rather than making for the closest mall for some recre-

chill," she says. "And that means being able to identify things that mean something to you, rather than just having a quantity of stuff." editor@southdeltaleader.com

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A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September 2012 if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31, 2012. At the time of registration, the following documents must be provided: 1. Proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received) 2. Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card) 3. Immunization record, Care Card, medical and emergency contact information 4. Proof of Residency (Property Taxes - current receipt, purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt) Parents should be aware that students may be required to attend a school outside of their usual attendance area if class enrolments exceed 19. Application forms for French Immersion are completed separately and are available at all elementary schools. Completed application forms for entry into Early French Immersion should be delivered only to the French Immersion school in your attendance area on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2012. Successful applicants should register their child(ren) at the school indicated in the confirmation letter. Registration procedures will be as described above. For more information on French Immersion Parent Information Meeting nights, please visit our website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/frimm, or contact Christine Carriou at ccarriou@deltasd.bc.ca or 604-952-5066. Applications are now being accepted for the Traditional Elementary Schools and are to be completed separately. Forms are available at Heath, Jarvis and Pebble Hill Traditional Elementary Schools or on the district website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/. Completed application forms should be delivered only to those schools on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2012.

NON-CATCHMENT AND NON-DISTRICT APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT DISTRICT SCHOOLS COMMENCING FEBRUARY 1, 2012 AND WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY IN THE RESPECTIVE CATEGORY IF RECEIVED PRIOR TO MARCH 9, 2012.


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IlluminatÉ Restorante McKee Cafe manager Velma MacAllister says the recipe for tuna melts is an old one that is popular with the seniors coming in for the regular Thursday lunch service at the McKee Recreation Centre. Quick and easy to prepare, it's packed with protein and great also for young families on the go.

McKee Cafe serve up quick, healthy meals How popular is a good, old fashioned hot lunch sandwich during the chilly winter months? Check out how busy the tables are at the McKee Cafe inside the McKee Recreation Centre in Ladner when on a recent Thursday the rotating menu featured tuna melts.

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The cafe can serve up to 150 meals during the 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. rush for those over 50. And those tucking into them appreciate not only their “down home” goodness, but the fact the meal provides a good source of protein, said cafe manager Velma MacAllister.

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Continuing Delta Students Delta students already registered in Delta will continue for the new school year. Delta students who wish to submit a Non-Catchment Application at a new school, must submit a new NonCatchment Application and will receive priority in this category if their application is received starting February 1st and before: March 9, 2012. Current Non-District students who wish to continue at the same school for the next school year, are NOT required to submit a new Non-District Application. Current Non-District students who wish to attend a different school in Delta for the next school year, must submit a new Non-District Application and will receive priority in this category if their application is received starting February 1st and before: March 9, 2012.

New Applicants Kindergarten Students living in school’s catchment area should apply at the catchment area school on the designated registration date or thereafter. Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students living in school’s catchment area will receive priority in this category if application is received before: June 8, 2012. Non-Catchment area students will receive priority in this category if application is received before: March 9, 2012. Non-District students will receive priority in this category if application is received before: March 9, 2012. Definitions

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LETTERS Inconsiderate people I am a frequent dike and park user and I would like to forward the following comments in regards to people/dogs. Dog poo—everywhere you go on dikes, parks. You can find little plastic bags with dog poo in it conveniently placed on the

Cleaning up our energy How much longer is B.C. going to rely on imported coal energy from Alberta and Washington to top-up our provincial energy supply? I’m really starting to wonder. Importing dirty coal energy is not something we should be doing when we live in a province that is so exceptionally well suited to producing clean hydroelectricity, from big hydro dams and from

Time for tax fairness Stephen Harper has billions of dollars to spend on more prisons and jet fighters but he wants to cut spending on health care and pensions. He never mentioned this during the election campaign. Cutting health care and pensions leaves seniors vulnerable. Canada is the envy of the world because of its universal health care program. It’s a significant benefit to citizens, employers, and the

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walking surface. Do these people actually believe that someone is going to clean up after them? You would be better off leaving the poo without a bag. At least nature would take care of it rather than plastic bags that take years to break down. Gingell Park—why do people visit this park platform on top and toss empty wine, beer bottles and other garbage down into the bushes even though there is s

large garbage can right beside it? Imagine having dumb, naive, inconsiderate and stupid people living among us in our society. No wonder we are doomed. There are hundreds of citizens trying to make our community a better place by being more environmentally friendly and then a handful of these losers ruin it for everybody.

smaller run-of-river projects. Relying on imported coal energy not only places B.C. at the mercy of future energy cost fluctuations, it also gives us the false impression that our provincial energy supply is cleaner than it really is. Just because the pollution and carbon emissions from imported coal energy are generated beyond our provincial borders doesn’t mean we are off the hook for the environmental impacts of burning coal.

Importing dirty coal energy defeats important environmental objectives we have as a society and it goes against the clean hydroelectric tradition of our province. To my mind, if we want our conscience to be clean on the environment, then we should make every effort to ensure that our energy supply is clean too.

country as a whole and it’s efficiently administered compared to the USA. In addition, the CPP, OAS and GIS keep millions of seniors out of dire poverty in this country. Harper may raise the OAS eligibility age from 65 to 67 and make it self-financing. There are a number of problems with this proposal. What is the solution? • Invest in our future by paying families a significant bonus for having babies. • Make adopting children from abroad a lot easier.

• Increase investor, economic and labour immigration. • Give Canadians the option of returning their pension cheques if they don’t need them every month. • Give wealthy Canadians the option of making tax deductible donations to wipe out the debt and deficit. • And make billionaires and the rich pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as someone making $100,000 per year. It's about time for tax fairness.

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Time to settle teacher dispute Five months into their job action against the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, teachers seem to be turning the screws tighter in their effort to negotiate a new contract. After essentially working to rule through the first half of the school year, not writing report cards, not attending staff meetings nor performing other administrative duties, teachers are now making more visible displays of their frustration. Burnaby teachers recently held their second “mark-in,” taking tests and papers with them to a mall food court after school was done for the day to show the public how much of their work is done beyond regular school hours. Recently, teachers across the province were urged to wear black, as their way of illustrating a “dark day in education.” The teachers’ choice of date was not insignificant; Jan. 27 was the 10th anniversary of the Liberal government’s enactment of Bills 27 and 28, which stripped their contract of provisions for class sizes and composition. Both sides in the long-running dispute are still at the bargaining table, but there’s little sign of progress. Meanwhile, parents and students are caught in the middle. Without the feedback from proper report cards, parents can’t get a true reading on where their children stand, how they’re progressing, what areas might need remedial help. Students may also be suffering. While it’s hard to dispute the dedication and hard work of the teachers, even in the face of this contract squabble, as the impasse drags on it will be more and more difficult for them to shield their frustration from their classrooms. Both sides say they’re looking out for the future. The teachers say they are fighting for the future of education. The government says it is fighting for the province’s financial future. The time to settle their differences is now. —Burnaby NewsLeader


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Watching with care

Bill Vander Zalm to defend autobiography in court

Tips on how to enjoy the abundant wildlife around Boundary Bay

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housands of people have been enjoying the snowy owls on Boundary Bay this winter. The number of owls is unusually high, 20 to 30 on the bay and up to nine at Brunswick Point, and the crowds of spectators enjoying them have surpassed all previous records. New to the scene are dozens of photographers sportAnne i n g l o n g - l e n s Murray digital cameras, no longer just the tool of professionals, and the obliging owls have allowed the creation of some magnificent images. Living most of their lives in the Arctic tundra, the owls are unaccustomed to crowds of people. Some are first year birds with perhaps the naïve curiosity of the young. Consequently, a number of owls regularly sit quietly on logs beside the dike, giving everyone wonderful, close-up views. It is wildlife viewing at its easiest. As well as the snowies, there are northern harriers, peregrine falcons, great blue herons, bald eagles and even a short-eared owl to spot from the

same stretch of dike. Hopefully, the snowy owls will have confirmed many people’s interest in watching other local wildlife, for which Boundary Bay is renowned at every season. Several techniques can help reward the patient watcher with memorable moments, and perhaps the photographs to go with them. Here are a few recommendations from experienced naturalists for general wildlife viewing: • Be prepared to quietly wait, as often a bird or animal will approach from curiosity • Conversely, avoid directly moving towards wildlife, which only herds them away • Know where to look; every animal (and plant) has a specific habitat where it thrives best • Visit the right habitat at the right time of year; this is especially important around Boundary Bay which has many seasonal species, migrating through on amazingly punctual schedules • Consult tide tables before a trip to the dike; incoming high tides are often best for birds • Take proper equipment (binoculars, telescope, long lens, field guides) • Never harass wildlife by going too close for a better view or photograph,

and restrain your dog (or leave it at home); dogs are viewed as predators, even if your dog never chases birds • Join a naturalists’ group for a field trip to meet other enthusiasts and have fun! Anne Murray is a local naturalist and author of A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay and Tracing Our Past – A Heritage Guide to Boundary Bay, available at bookstores: see www.natureguidesbc. com.

Former B.C. Premier and longtime Ladner resident Bill Vander Zalm is expected to take the stand in B.C. Supreme Court during a defamation suit based on portions of his autobiography. Released in 2008, the self-published work titled Bill Vander Zalm For the People has drawn the ire of former judge Ted Hughes, who alleges Vander Zalm made libellous statements about him in the book. Hughes was B.C.'s conflict-of-interest commissioner in 1991 and was tasked with examining allegations Vander Zalm used his political influence to help sell his Fantasy Gardens property in Richmond. Hughes ultimately ruled Vander Zalm had breached the government's conflict of interest guidelines which prompted him to resign. At issue is Vander Zalm's suggestion in the book that Hughes based his decision in part to be in line with the opposition NDP. —Staff writer

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Grade 12 graduate, Excellent customer service skills. Computer literate (MS Word, email),*experience entering data into a data base. Strong attention to detail and organization skills. Must have a valid Driver’s license and valid Canadian passport. Must be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs, Fluent in English both verbally and in writing (will be tested). Prefer some warehouse experience but will consider a recent graduate who has some job experience dealing with customers and is looking to get a job where hard work and the right attitude will be rewarded. Public transportation is available, no parking provided.

We offer competitive salary and a fast paced team environment. Cover letter and resume should be sent to:

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ZONECHECKER The South Delta Leader is looking for energetic and customer friendly individuals for its Circulation Department. Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express recommended. Duties include overseeing 150+ youth carriers, recruiting and hiring new carriers, surveying old and new delivery areas, monitoring carrier performance and following up on reader delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must. Vulnerable sector criminal record check is also mandatory. This permanent part-time position would suit students, moms or retired individuals available for afternoon and early evening shifts. Please forward your resume to: Circulation Manager South Delta Leader #7 – 1363 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2P7 circulation2@southdeltaleader.com 604.948.3640


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REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

HOME Service Guide

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

AFFORDABLE MOVING

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

251 DRAFTING AND DESIGN

SH DRAFTING & DESIGN â&#x20AC;˘ Mechanical / Structural â&#x20AC;˘ Architectural / Home Renos. â&#x20AC;˘ Preliminary & Final Plans

604-943-0106 260

ELECTRICAL

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HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION â&#x20AC;˘ Kit. â&#x20AC;˘ Bath â&#x20AC;˘ Remodels â&#x20AC;˘ Finishing Reno King Since 1972 778-837-0771

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943

Phone: 604-581-8332 & 604-585-0063

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1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

LAB X PUPPIES, black, 1st shots, dewormed, ready now $300. 604807-9255

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net

Registered Belgian Shepherd Tervuren. Import lines. 1-250-392-5531 dmcyr@wlake.com

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WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $130 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $150. 604-856-8877

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LANGLEY, BC, 31.24 acres In ALR, flat land, good drainage, creek. 10 acres in cottonwood trees balance in mixture of pasture and bush. Qualifies for farm taxes. Older barn. Lovely building site for dream home. Drilled well, plentiful excellent water, designated septic field. 5 Minutes to hospital, shopping complex & indoor pool. $1,800,000. Call: (604)534-2748

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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Close to shopping & schools. Seasonal Swimming pool, and tennis court. 3 Appliances (fridge, stove dishwasher), blinds hot water and parking included. Carpeted throughout. Some pets welcome.

Large 1 & 2 bedroom units Rent from $725.00/mo.

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

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CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail $200 Move-In Bonus!!

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box â&#x20AC;˘ 720 Coil 2.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pillowtop â&#x20AC;˘ Brand New â&#x20AC;˘ 10 yr. warranty â&#x20AC;˘ Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy

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VEHICLES WANTED

BLUETICK COON HOUND PUPS, born Dec 1st, females only, $350. Call: (604)856-7316

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

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BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.

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Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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Steel Buildings STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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S. Surrey: Upper 3bed, 2bath, $1200. Lower 3bed, 2bath, $800. Utilities not incl. 604-616-2331

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TOWNHOUSES

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Briargate & Paddock Townhouses 2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.

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Newly Renovated! Westland â&#x153;ś Wellington Townhomes Large 3 bdrm, inste storage. Starting at $1250/mo. 5 Applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace. Close to schools, shopping & transit. No pets.

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2003 Ford Focus stn wagon SE loaded. 107K. Winter tires. spotless aircared $3900: 778-565-4230

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2003 CHEVY MALIBU, 110,000 km., auto, V6, Air Cared, good tires, $4300 obo (604)531-3251

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

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2002 Santa Fe, 122,000kms, 4 cyl standard, exc cond. Air, FWD. $6200 obo. (604)710-8053 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 175,000k, needs some work$2400 604-830-7797 or 604-467-7598 2006 FORD F350 FX4 Diesel Lariat, full load. Leather etc. Over $10,000 in recent repairs- with receipts - Tires, brakes, shocks etc. No acc. $15,900/obo. (778)3224593 or 778-893-4866


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for things, are creative. And it's not just one or two people. It's a community who shows up." Displaying that community pride about its hospital is easy. You can write a story, narrative or poem (500 words maximum) and send it via email to iheart@deltahospital.com. Be sure to use “I Heart Delta Hospital” in the subject line. You can also mail it to 5800 Mountain View Boulevard, Delta BC, V4K 3V6. You can even submit a video—just email a video link to YouTube.com or the file as an attachment. But remember, tell us who and where you are from, and include your full name, mailing address and phone number or email address. Don't have time to write a story? Visit the Delta Hospital Foundation on Facebook or Twitter, become a follower and leave a comment, "like" someone else's, or tweet, and MK Delta Lands Group will donate $5. Full details of the I Heart Delta Hospital campaign, including emailing formats and file sizes, are available at deltahospital.com.

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