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PICTURED Mark Sakai, executive director of the Delta Museum and Archives Society, is hoping a 'mind mapping' project focusing on North Delta will create improved links between Delta's three townsites. Rob Newell photo

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What do North Deltans treasure most about their community? Mark Sakai, executive director of the Delta Museum and Archives Society, is curious to find out. Whether it’s the mighty Fraser River, the ancient archaeology sites along its banks, or the community’s long fishing history, Sakai wants to know what people, places and things the residents of North Delta identify with. It’s part of a Delta Museum and Archives outreach program that hopes to connect North Deltans to their community’s history, and strengthen the link between the northern and southern sections of the municipality. The Delta Museum and Archives was founded in 1969 by a group of Ladner historians and most modern-day Ladnerites are at least somewhat familiar with their town’s fishing village heritage and early pioneering families. But it’s a different story in the North. For some, there is a perception that North Delta is simply a residential suburb that emerged after the George Massey Tunnel was built. But in fact, North Delta has a rich past predating the 20th century that may surprise some locals. “Certainly Annieville has tremendous history. The very first salmon cannery in British Columbia was established in Annieville at Gunderson Slough,” Sakai said. “It has traditionally been a settlement where Scandinavian immigrants came—hence the name Gunderson Slough.” Meanwhile, Trinity Lutheran Church remains one of the oldest churches in Delta and Kennedy Trail—which was built by early settlers to link the Fraser River and Mud Bay—is an important historic landmark in North Delta, Sakai said. In February, the Delta Museum and Archives will hold “mind-mapping” workshops with representatives from North Delta schools, local businesses, the South Asian community, church congregations, and other interested parties. Participants will be asked what they treasure most about North Delta. And with the under-construction South Fraser Perimeter Road slated to — Continued on p.6

Kindergarten Registration Children turning five-years-old before Jan.1, 2013 are eligible to begin school in Sept. 2012 All kindergarten programs are now full day RegistRation begins Monday, FebRuaRy 13th, 2012 French Immersion Kindergarten Registration deadline is Friday, February 3th, 2012 at 4:00 pm To register please contact your local home school. For school catchment areas please view the district website - or call 604-952-5340

Boundary Bay Airshow returns in 2012 After taking a hiatus in 2011 due to construction of the 80th Street Overpass, the Boundary Bay Airport Airshow is set to return this summer. On Monday (Jan. 16) Delta Council approved Alpha Aviation’s request to host the 2012 Boundary Bay Airshow with a beer and/or wine garden on July 28. The Corporation of Delta will contribute $20,000 cash toward the event. The 2009 and 2010 airshows were attended by more than 5,000 people.

Avcorp ships first batch of wing components North Delta's Avcorp Industries celebrated completion of the first shipment of wing components for the new F-35 fighter aircraft on Jan. 19. The J-35 is the latest fighter ordered by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Estimated to cost around $117 million each, the J-35 is slated to replace the aging F-18. Canada has ordered 65 planes. Avcorp will work on 240 to 360 of the aircraft ordered by various customers, depending on how many of the aircraft carrier variant are ordered. On hand to mark the event was Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Delta Richmond-East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. The contract is worth around $500 million and is expected to employ 50 to 75 workers over 10 to 15 years, said mark Van Rooij, CEO of Avcorp Industries. Avcorp presently has 550 employees.

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Boundary Bay Airshow Returns this Year! After a one year hiatus due to the 80 Street Overpass construction, the Boundary Bay Airshow will return this year! Mark your calendar - the Airshow will be held on Saturday July 28, 2012. Stay tuned for further details.

Volunteers Wanted

Front Row: Cllr. Sylvia Bishop, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Cllr. Jeannie Kanakos Back Row: Cllrs. Ian L. Paton, Scott Hamilton, Robert Campbell, Bruce McDonald

Looking to help out in the community? There are both one-time and recurring volunteer opportunities available at the Corporation of Delta. Meet new people, gain skills and contribute. Opportunities include: • • • • • • •

Delta Triathlon (April 21, 2012) Delta Community Animal Shelter Snow Angels Committee Volunteer Museum Volunteer Aquatic and Parks Volunteer Tour de Delta (July 6-8, 2012)

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Upcoming Events Pro-D Day Events February 17, 2012 Visit Delta’s events calendar for a full listing of the Pro-D Day events happening at the various recreation facilities.

Dog Licence Renewal Reminder Remember that 2012 dog licences are now due! Every dog older than 6 months is required to have a dog licence. Dog licences may be purchased at: • Delta Community Animal Shelter

Children’s Swap Meet February 18, 2012; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm North Delta Recreation Centre; 11415 84 Avenue Rent a table to sell your gently used items, or check out the bargains on children’s books, clothes and accessories. Free admission. For a complete listing of events, visit the calendar on our website at

• Delta Municipal Hall • North Delta Recreation Centre • Online at • At various veterinary hospitals and pet stores throughout Delta For more information, call Delta’s Taxation Office at (604) 946-3235 or the Delta Community Animal Shelter at (604) 940-7111.

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Message from Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council

We want to hear from you Please forward any questions or comments to the Mayor by email at, telephone (604) 946-3210 or mail to: The Corporation of Delta, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2

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SFPR's mitigation efforts highlighted New highway on schedule for 2013 completion Christine Lyon, reporter South Delta Leader As construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Road continues, some adjustments are being made to alleviate environmental and residential concerns. On Jan. 16, Geoff Freer, executive director of the Gateway Program, presented a project update to Delta Council and responded to councillors' queries. Freer said the alignment of the road has been shifted away from North Delta's Brooke Elementary School in response to concerns expressed by residents. He added the North Delta area will have a split-grade highway that will include a noise fence and/or landscaping—depending on what residents want. Freer said hedgerows have been planted to help birds fly up over the highway and 10,000 trees have been planted with another 30,000 trees anticipated to be planted in Delta prior to completion of the road. The North Delta escarpment will also be planted and landscaped, walls will be erected for stability, and drainage issues will be addressed. Freer said more than $100,000 has been spent on heritage-related items, including photo records of properties, a recognition site at St. Mungo’s, and work on the Kennedy Trail. He said Gateway continues to work with the Delta Museum and Archives on compiling historical information for the fishing and agriculture communities. In a Power Point presentation, Freer noted the entire route is currently under construction. The High-

PICTURED The Hwy. 17 interchange for the South Fraser Perimeter Road. Contributed photo

way 17 interchange is nearly finished and there are three overpasses complete in southwest Delta. The entire 40-kilometre-long, four-lane route should be open to traffic in 2013. Critics have argued the project comes at the expense of large swathes of farmland, some of the best First Nations archaeological sites in the region, and considerable amounts of wildlife and riparian zones. In his presentation, Freer noted the project includes an upgrade to Delta's irrigation system and more than 30 enhancement projects related to fisheries and wildlife. He listed project benefits which include less truck traffic on River Road, 90 per cent less truck traffic on River Road in North Delta, reduced port and ferry traffic through Ladner and an alternative route in the event of a traffic accident.

Bowles is the lead performance director for both Team BC Canada Games, and Western Canada Summer Games. He oversees performance preparation and planning for all sports attending the games with a focus to ensure national, provincial, regional athletes, coaches and teams perform to their highest levels. The session is scheduled for Feb. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Delta Sport Development Centre (4680 Clarence Taylor Crescent). To reserve your seats, email

KKK Teach children that hot things can burn. Install anti-scald devices on tub faucets and shower heads. KKK Always supervise a child in or near a bathtub. KKK Test the water at the faucet. It should be less than 100° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius). KKK Before placing a child in the bath or getting in the bath yourself, test the water. KKK Test the water by moving your hand, wrist and forearm through the water. The water should feel warm, not hot, to the touch. KKK Place hot liquids and food in the center of a table or toward the back of a counter. KKK Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. KKK Open microwaved food slowly, away from the face. KKK Never hold a child while you are cooking, drinking a hot liquid, or carrying hot foods or liquids. KKK Never heat a baby bottle in a microwave oven. Heat baby bottles in warm water from the faucet. KKK Allow microwaved food to cool before eating. KKK Choose prepackaged soups whose containers have a wide base or, to avoid the possibility of a spill, pour the soup into a traditional bowl after heating.

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Achieving top performance in sport The Delta Sport Council will be hosting a free education workshop next month on developing key sports performance habits. This session should be of interest to anyone who is interested in learning how to ‘get out of your own way’ and explore who you are and what you can become, especially athletes of all ages, parents of young athletes, coaches, and sport group administrators, said Barry Howard, president of the Delta Sport Council. Marc Bowles, an athlete development advisor with Canadian Sport Centre-Pacific will lead the session.

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Removing barriers to get active KidSport Delta begins to raise profile and help children participate in sports Philip Raphael Editor It's all about removing barriers to a healthy lifestyle. That's what Carlene Lewall says when describing the role of KidSport Delta, an organization that raises funds to help provide children from needy families across the community with the cost of participating in local sports programs. Established in 2005, KidSport Delta is just getting off the ground locally, although the provincial organization has already supplied funds for young Deltans over the past few years. Now, the move is on to create awareness about KidSport in Delta and raise funds. Helping kick that off was the South Delta

Baptist Church and its annual spring Strawberry Tea which provided $1,000 to KidSport Delta. "The health of our children is very important and with so many studies showing the decline of activity in our children it is alarming," said Lewall, the local chapter president. "Sport Canada's Report Card is stating that only nine per cent of today's children are getting the required 90 minutes of physical activity." Lewall said this is an alarming fact and the financial barriers causing children not to be active should be eliminated. It's an idea that has caught on. Today there are 177 community KidSport chapters across Canada.

PICTURED Paul Johnson, pastor at South Delta Baptist Church presents a cheque for $1,000 to KidSport Delta members Carlene Lewall (centre) and Joy Fera. Contributed photo

All local donations will be given directly to Delta children. And applicants can apply for up to $200 a fis-

cal year to help them become active in the sport of their choice. The official launch of KidSport Delta will

be mid-February. More information will soon be available on KidSport Delta's Facebook page.

Philanthropist receives honorary degree Tsawwassen entrepreneur and philanthropist Irving (Ike) Barber joined former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt in receiving honorary law degrees from the Justice Institute of B.C. on Wednesday (Jan. 18). "Both of these individuals have made profound and sustained contributions to the quality of life enjoyed by residents of British Columbia," said JIBC president Jack McGee in a press release. "In particular, their shared belief in the power of education to effect positive change in our communities has been a catalyst for the continued growth and development of the province." Ike Barber Barber’s philanthropic support has been instrumental in helping establish programs to promote education and research. The Irving K. Barber One World International scholarship provides outstanding recent graduates of JIBC’s Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate with an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the cultural aspects of serving communities through fire protection services. Barber has also made significant donations to UBC and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. —Staff writer

REGISTRATION OF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS Registration of Kindergarten students who are eligible for entry in September 2012 will take place on the following dates and times shown.

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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, or contact Christine Carriou at 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 Completed application forms should be delivered only to those schools on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2012.


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Schools' donation boxes serve dual role

Art vandalized

Funds raised help buy emergency supplies for Delta students

English Bluff Elementary school parent Corrie Clark loves producing art projects with kids. But the most recent one she has been involved with at the Tsawwassen school has been tinged with sadness. The painted wooden figures and houses depicting a happy street scene on a portion of the Tsawwassen school's exterior have fallen victim to repeated acts of vandalism. "The kids painted flowers, houses and trees," said Clark who helped install the project in June, which used recycled wood and was sponsored by Home Depot. "About 30 of the 120 or so pieces have been damaged over a period of time." As a result of the incidents all of the damaged pieces have been taken down and Clark hopes to recre-

The large red clothing boxes popping-up at Delta Schools over the past year do more than provide clothing for those in need. They are also helping to keep local students safe. Beginning in May 2010, the Delta School District emergency preparedness committee, along with the Delta Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society, initiated a clothing drop box program to raise money for school emergency preparedness programs. The community is encouraged to drop off old clothes, shoes, books, and the like. These items are then gathered and sent to African communities in need. When the donations are collected from each box they are weighed and the schools receive eight cents a pound. The program initially started with seven

schools participating. Now, there are 16 schools taking part and so far $5,830 has been raised. All of the money from each school’s bin, goes directly to that school’s emergency preparedness. Supplies are purchased for the schools, such as food, water, tarps, and other emergency kit materials. “It is truly a great opportunity to be able to help those in need, while also raising money for supplies that will help ensure our schools are prepared for potential emergencies,” said Vanessa Ezaki, the Delta School District’s safety, health and emergency preparedness officer. The Delta School District emergency preparedness plan outlines responses for various natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods and fires. The entire plan, along with additional resources,

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Parent hopes to recreate street scene in paint after students' work is damaged ate the work, in paint, directly on the school's wall where they once stood. English Bluff principal Cathy Hussey told the Leader the destruction of the art was hurtful not only for the students who laboured as a collective to produce it, but to parents and neighbours of the school. "It's unusual to see children's art vandalized in this manner," Hussey said. "You can understand tagging (graffiti), but when you see parts broken off, like arms and heads from little figures, it's difficult." The fact the students, from kindergarten to Grade 7, pooled their efforts to work on the art, meant they as a community took serious ownership of the display, their principal added.

Hockey, hold the ice Celebrate 'Canuck Day' in the Ladner pool PICTURED These donation boxes in Delta's schools send clothes to needy countries and raise money to buy emergency preparedness supplies for local students. Contributed photo

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REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE 2012/2013 SCHOOL YEAR Delta School District is pleased to accept applications from families and students residing within and outside of the Delta School District. We offer a wide range of learning programs for all students.

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.

Ever wanted to give underwater hockey a try but didn't know where to make a big splash? Well, the place is the Ladner Leisure Centre and the date is Feb. 11 from 7-9 p.m. That's when Delta celebrates Canuck Day at the Ladner Leisure Centre swimming pool where visitors will be able to not only play underwater hockey but watch the frigid version on a big screen from the pool as the Canucks take on the Calgary Flames. Snacks and prizes will be available. Regular admission applies.

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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.


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Never too late to make music

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Adult beginners taking up instruments at new continuing education course Boaz Joseph, reporter Surrey North Delta Leader Ever wish you could go back in time to when you were a kid and blow your own horn? Maybe find your rhythm? Want to pull some strings? Brenda Khoo can help. She's the instructor of a new Adult Beginner Concert Band course offered by Delta Continuing Education. It's not a class for pros, rather for adults who have little or no experience in playing woodwind, brass or percussion instruments but wish to learn or re-learn—even if they can't read music. Khoo, who was a high school English and music teacher in Delta from 1994 to 2005, plays a variety of instruments in the Delta Music Makers concert band. She says the reason she started the program is because among the 20 or more Lower

Mainland adult bands, there were none for people who had no playing experience. She found a high level of enthusiasm in the first 18 adults who showed up in September to sample and choose their instruments—the first visit showed them the difference between a piccolo and flute, a clarinet and an oboe, and the different toms of a drum set. Tsawwassen's Pat Dunn brought a trumpet he'd recently purchased. "As a kid, like a lot of people, I took piano lessons," says the semiretired 60-year-old. He played a bit of percussion (snares, cymbals) in a junior band decades ago, but decided recently, with more time on his hands, to learn how to properly play his new instrument. He found the course in a Delta Continuing Education pamphlet and joined up, knowing only a little more

PICTURED Trumpeter Pat Dunn (top) is in music teacher (and alto sax player) Brenda Khoo's first class of 18 students taking adult beginner concert band lessons. The weekly class, aimed at beginners over the age of 19, is offered by Delta Continuing Education. Boaz Joseph photo.

than which end of the trumpet to blow in and only the basics of how read music for it. "I don't want you to get the idea you have to read music to do this," he says, adding that he was still more advanced—and older—

than many of the other students. "You just have to start making noise with any instrument." His teacher, he says, "is fantastic. She's very nurturing. The class is a wonderful environment for learning this


stuff." The adult students are indeed keen. The proof happens each Wednesday, says Dunn. "At the end of class, nobody leaves." "There's nothing wrong with teaching kids, but if you teach little kids, they're not there by choice," explains Khoo. "I find that adults are very much like seniors in high schools where they're choosing the band elective and they're choosing to give up another course. Adult Beginner Concert Band classes take place Wednesday evenings in the music room of Delta Secondary School, 4615 51 St. in Ladner. Register by phone (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 604-940-5550. Register for Course #10449. For more information, visit bjoseph@surreyleader. com

roads and fall under the jurisdiction of the same cut along the northern municipal government, border of town, Sakai Sakai says the commuexpects the dialogue nities seem more like “individual islands.” will get interesting. “The difference with Last summer, the historic Glenrose Cannery North Delta though is on River Road was de- that North Delta isn’t molished to make way so much an island. It’s more of a peninfor the new highway. Based on the out- sula because it’s really comes of these work- contiguously attached shops, artists will to North Surrey,” he produce five works of said, explaining the multimedia art that will municipal borderline form the centre of an was drawn down 120th exhibition scheduled Street in 1871. Sakai hopes this to open this summer at the Delta Museum in project will ignite interLadner Village. Sakai est among those who says that exhibit will don’t typically visit the likely tour through oth- museum or identify themselves as history er communities. Historic North Delta buffs. “What we hope is photographs and artifacts will also be show- that people get a more thorough understandcased. While the outreach ing of what’s important project hopes to shine in their community a light on the past, and also a connection Sakai says the purpose to the role the Museum is really more about and Archives has in connecting North and preserving the key elements of the communiSouth Delta. “(North Delta) is a ty,” he says. “We hope community that started that (residents) will after the tunnel was understand that every completed and (resi- community has—and dents) don’t really as- all residents of the sociate very much with community have—difLadner or Tsawwas- ferent things that they treasure.” sen,” he said. Although the two reporter@southdeltaDeltas are Home January 19, 2012 5

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Leader What do artists identity do when with a collective sense Police roadbl of their funding disappears? They band togeth ocks coming Watch for Delta Watershed Artwo er and get creative. Police on the rks Society's season. The roads this holida shop in North department is Delta gives visitor gallery and gift y kicking off its Drinking and talent and enthu s annual Driving siasm in the localan idea of the ning mid-Novemb Counter Attack Program nity. arts commubeginer through to Jan. 1, 2012. During these With a fresh and roadb eye-ca locks, tching which will be throughout Delta, exterior and a set up refurbished interiopaint job on its police will be conducting drinkin and driving check feet of space is r, 500-sq uarefilled with painti s, and will also g for speeders be on the lookou jewelry, decora ngs, sculptures, and seatbelt tive objects t violations. (including wood) photography Delta Police say and textiles. , ing establishme they will also be visible in Watershed Arts drinknts, and will Society came be conducting patrols near lier this year into being earthese premises roving after the Delta to remind patron Arts Council not drink then gave up contro (DAC) drive. s to l of its gallery shop to the Corpo ration of Delta following major ing cuts annou provincial fundPreparing for nced At the same time, two years ago. emergency Delta took over Firehall Centre Delta Police, the nearby for in co-operation wassen Arts Centrethe Arts, as well as the Tsawthe Corporation with of Delta are hostin Delta Fire and en an extra year —although the DAC was on the Neigh g a free semin givbourhood Emerg in the buildings ar out. ency Preparedne Progra to sort things m, or NEPP. It ss is intended to your family to In March, severa prepare you and weath l members of er the first 72 ed to keep the The seminar takes place Mond hours of a disaster. gallery shop open the DAC deciday, Nov. 28 from 9:30 p.m. at the "We want to bring themselves. Tsawwassen art back to the First Nation Recre 7 to I think it's been Center, 1929 comm unity. Tsaww ation shed president sadly neglected," says Water Community Police assen Dr. Contact your Bev Mason. "If local Station (CoPS gets together, a group like ours ) for more info. it becomes a lifeline of artists the community. in " Settlement "The arts counc workers il was in a lot they had a lot available in of flux and of Nor Corporation (of issues between them and th Del ta the Delta) to sort George Macki we didn't want and we felt like e to nered with Option Library (8440 112 St.) has the decision-ma be possibly missed out in parts, Progressive all king," says Kathy munity Servic Intercultural Comtershed direct es (PICS), and Lane, a Waor. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. settlement worke to bring shop, we'd have "If we wanted to maintain rs to a to be proactive North Delta reside North Delta. it ourselves." and maintain nts, new to Canad need to leave a, no longer their own comm Watershed, a non-profit societ unity to take tage of this free advanentity from the and confidential DAC, but its artistsy, is a separate servic Settle e. ment and Integr bers of the arts are still memation Services council. immigrants, are free for refugees and "Our mission their families is to provide Columbia. in British artists to displa a y and sell their space for local Settlement worke tershed vice-p work," says Wars speaking Punjab reside will be availa i and English ble on Tuesd While the DAC nt June Bergen-Holt. ays from 4–8 Mandarin and continues to p.m. and organize theatr English speak ing settlement e will be availa worke


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