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Shuswap MLA and BC Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott (right) chats with former Delta South MLA Val Roddick and Speed’s Neighbourhood Pub owner Speros Falcos at a campaign stop in Ladner Monday evening. For a video of Abbott answering questions about his campaign, visit and click on the 'News' tab. Jim Kinnear photo


Abbott measures Delta pulse Liberal leadership hopeful meets with local leaders KRISTINE SALZMANN REPORTER


.C. Liberal leadership hopeful George Abbott sat down with a group of community representatives Monday ( Jan. 18) for his second appearance in South Delta. The Shuswap MLA fielded questions from local citizens involved in areas such as health care, agriculture, non-profit organizations, business, the arts, and athletics at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Last Monday, Abbott stopped in Ladner to meet with potential voters at the Delta Town & Country Inn, and later yesterday evening also dropped by Speed’s Neighbourhood Pub. At the round table discussion Monday, Delta Farmers’ Institute president—and former B.C. Minister of Agriculture— John Savage spoke of the province’s need to educate consumers about supporting B.C. agriculture. Abbott agreed there’s a need to restore some kind of “Buy B.C.” branding to help educate consumers. He has promised that if elected premier he would invest in “unlocking the potential of rural British Columbia.” Part of that

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commitment includes $15 million a year for agriculture that would go toward— among other things noted under the BC Plan posted on his web site—a multi-year investment in agricultural branding and marketing to increase awareness of B.C. products; enhanced income support and business expansion programs in partnership with Ottawa through the Growing Forward program; ongoing provincial support for 4-H youth programs and local agriculture fairs; and emergency support programs for farmers through the federalprovincial AgriRecovery program. A Delta Hospital medical director asked Abbott how local hospitals can be more involved with spending decisions made by health authorities. “I think it is important that we recover a bit of that connection between the community, the hospital and the authority,” Abbott said. “I do acknowledge that we lost a lot of that and in terms of how do we move forward in the future to build on that, I think it’s ensuring that the health authority comes to Delta.” Ladner Sediment Group member Mike Owen, who has long pushed for the dredging of the Fraser River’s secondary channels, told Abbott that if elected he needs

to “push back at the bureaucracy and say, ‘you have to make some changes.’” Abbott said the current situation with multiple players each having jurisdiction over the Fraser is “the greatest recipe for inertia one can ever imagine,” adding there’s a need for “some kind of effective collaborative process that actually gets some stuff done.” The B.C. Liberals have faced criticism in South Delta for a perceived lack of listening to voters when it comes to issues such as construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Road. When asked in an interview after the event how he would try to rebuild the party’s reputation in Delta, Abbott said caucus needs to work hard to connect with people in all regions of the province. “One of the things I’ve told our caucus members we’ll be doing is getting out on a regular basis to a different community in a different region of the province, and I think a trip by caucus to Delta would be a very important thing,” he said. Other B.C. leader hopefuls include MLAs Kevin Falcon (Surrey Cloverdale), Mike de Jong, (Abbotsford West), Moira Stilwell (Vancouver Langara), former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne, and Christy Clark, who visited Tsawwassen Jan. 10.

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Delta Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a series of vehicle fires. The fires, determined to be arsons, occurred in Tsawwassen between Aug. 15 and Dec. 30, 2010. The suspects targeted unoccupied vehicles at night, with many of the fires occurring around 4 a.m. Vehicle damage ranged from minor to complete destruction, and in one case a second vehicle in an attached garage also caught fire causing several thousand dollars in damage. “In all these incidents there was the potential for further damage to property and risk of life,” said Acting Sgt. Paul Eisenzimmer in a media release. Eisenzimmer said investigators believe several of the fires are the work of the same suspect or suspects. He would not provide the exact number of vehicle arsons that took place during the time period, saying only there were more than half a dozen, some in the neighbourhoods of Boundary Bay and Beach Grove and some in others. If anyone has any information on these fires, call Delta Police at 604-946-4411 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). —Kristine Salzmann

Farm pesticides stolen Delta Police reported that thieves made off with chemicals, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides from a Ladner blueberry farm sometime between Jan. 9 and 17. The goods were stolen from a storage container after the suspects cut a lock to gain entry to the farm in the 9000-block of Ladner Trunk Rd. They then cut a lock to the storage container. Police said they are not aware of any potential threats from the items taken, but cautioned some of them could be toxic if inhaled. Examination of the scene by Delta’s Forensic Identification Services Section turned up an article of clothing believed to have been left behind by one of the suspects.

Participation sought Now is your chance to participate in local government. Delta is looking for citizen volunteers to apply to serve on a number of council committees. Residents are needed for the advisory design panel (related to the design and construction of developments; professional credentials required), agricultural advisory committee (seeking applicants from the farming community), Boundary Bay Airport advisory committee, community planning advisory committee (provides advice on land use and community planning), and the environment advisory committee. Appointments are for a one-year term. For more information on the vacancies or on how to apply, call acting deputy municipal clerk Sandra MacFarlane at 604-9523175 or visit

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he woman convicted of impaired driving causing the death of a Ladner toddler is residing in Delta despite telling the victim's family she would live elsewhere. In May 2008 four-and-a-half year old Alexa Middelaer was struck and killed while at the side of an east Ladner road while feeding a horse with her aunt, who was seriously injured. Carol Berner was convicted of two counts of dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm, and two counts of impaired driving causing death and bodily harm, and in November was sentenced to two and-a-half years in prison and handed a five-year driving ban. She is appealing the decision, and in late November was granted bail. Alexa's mother Laurel Middelaer said Berner had speci-

from the crash scene, close to where Berner used to live, and both Alexa's parents and brother arrived on site shortly after the collision to witness the devastation. "He (Christian) was afraid to bump into her. He was for a whole year very concerned because of what he had seen. It's not logical, but you have to deal with what a child's fears are," Middelaer said. Berner's lawyer David Tarnow said she is allowed to live anywhere her bail supervisor deems appropriate. Her appeal is expected to be heard in the fall of this year, almost a year after her sentencing. "That is why we're telling our story, so people can see what the reality of what our system is," Middelaer said. "It's very hard to have closure when it does take this long." Middelaer added she would like to see consistency across the country when it comes to receiving bail. She referred to

fied she planned to live in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island with family while awaiting her appeal. But the Middelaer family was informed recently by victim services Berner is staying in Delta. "I was told it was uncomfortable for her (in Ladysmith) because the community was not receptive," Laurel Middelaer said. While not sure where in Delta—during the trial Berner was living on Tsawwassen First Nation land—Middelaer said she is glad victim services notified her family so they would not come upon Berner unprepared. "I'm very glad to know in advance because I would not have expected a chance encounter, and so as a family we're glad to have the knowledge," she said. Since the death of Alexa, the Middelaer's 10-year-old son Christian has feared coming across Berner in his hometown. Their home is just a few blocks

a case in Ottawa where a man charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death—the same charges as Berner—was released on $100,000 bail while Berner paid $1,000. "What is the message sent to our community if you are released on $1,000 bail? To me it sends the message that it's not that big of a deal." The Middelaers continue to raise awareness and funds about impaired driving through The Alexa Middelaer Fund, a partnership with the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation. They are currently raising money for mobile blood alcohol testing units to be used at police road checks. On Jan. 23, the Surrey Eagles BCHL ice hockey team will wrap purple tape around their hockey sticks—Alexa's favourite colour—and sell raffles tickets at their the South Surrey Arena game to raise funds for the "Back the Bus" campaign.

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ip Gaudry, the former director of engineering for the Municipality of Delta, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for possessing thousands of images and movies of child pornography. Gaudry pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing child pornography in November. A judge delivered his sentence in Surrey Provincial Court last week (Jan. 13). In imposing his sentence, the judge said he had to consider the specific nature of the child pornography found on both home and work computers. Much of it involved extremely young children—even babies— between the ages of one and five years old being abused by adult men. While all child pornography is bad, the judge said, the explicit images found in Gaudry's possession was "toward the more horrible end of the scale." As well, Gaudry's prior convictions were taken into account.

Under his full legal name of Cleo Faust Gaudr y, he pleaded guilty in 1995 to numerous counts of sexual assault and was sentenced to three-and-ahalf years. The crimes were committed while he was working in the District of Houston, a small community in northwestern B.C. At the time, a Houston newspaper quoted a senior RCMP officer as saying that some of the charges involved young people. Court heard Thursday that within 18 months of serving that sentence, Gaudr y was access-

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change in attitude when it comes to drivers finding safe rides home. "I felt people really had pride in the fact that they were taking Operation Red Nose, versus when we had first started people didn't really want to say they had taken it," she said. "I really see that as a huge switch—people are being far more responsible and are proud of the fact they are being responsible." The organization anticipated a spike in use as a result of the provincial government's new drinking and driving penalties, and as a result recruited more volunteers—361, up from 300—to make sure callers to their hot line

were not left unanswered. Lewall said on New Year's Eve the phones rang nonstop with all 17 teams of three volunteers (one driver, one navigator, and one driver for the caller's vehicle) out until the early hours of the morning, with the last team back at their headquarters around 6:15 a.m. The annual campaign against impaired driving helps raise money for youth and amateur sports organizations across B.C. This year's increase in use helped ORN Delta/ Richmond raise $17,243.70 in ride donations, up from $12,139.58 last year, for the Delta Gymnastics Society's new sport development centre in Ladner.

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LETTERS A question of merit Since the story about Delta Board of Education Chair Dale Saip’s backing Kevin Falcon’s scheme for a merit pay incentive program for teachers was published (Teacher incentive idea supported, Jan. 7, 2011, South Delta Leader) I have been contacted by teachers, parents, and even an MLA who have all

Planning for the future In the near future we will have another ( Tsawwassen) area plan. Can we please use people who are familiar with the area and it’s problems? In spite of their good intentions, it appears those involved in the last area plan had absolutely no appreciation of the power line fiasco that took place. They either thought it irrelevant or chose to ignore it entirely. Why else would they propose apartments and town houses under the very lines that many long term residents felt so threatened by they were forced to sell and leave the area. It would also be useful if they took into account access and parking. We were told that interna-

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expressed concern about Mr. Saip’s comments. Although acknowledged by him as expressions of his own personal views, his remarks haven’t been especially helpful, mainly because Mr. Saip is the recently re-elected Chair of the Delta Board of Education Trustees. People are asking if Mr. Saip’s support for teacher merit pay represents a shift in school board policy, or if his remarks are simply the affirmative musings of someone who sees the political advan-

tage in helping a close political friend be elected premier of British Columbia? Mr. Saip is a long-serving Delta trustee. He would not have been elected or re-elected trustee, nor been re-elected to the position he presently occupies without being judicious in his public remarks. Uttered by the chairperson of the board, expressions of personal opinion may be taken by some as official statements of board policy.

tional experts were used for the proposed Southlands design, however, there was no mention of increasing access to the site which consists of a poorly lit, one lane road with no sidewalks. The new golf course design (Tsawwassen Springs) with all of its townhomes was not required to put in any access to Hwy. 17, but will instead use 53A St., where they will, in all probability install another traffic light. Traffic lights are not the answer to traffic control as many experts attest. Can’t wait to see what the traffic tie ups will be at the corner of 53a St. and Hwy. 17. One person turning left will leave traffic up the hill. There is inadequate parking on our streets and at our malls at present. Anybody who has tried to park in either mall at Christmas or when there is an event can testify to that.

So, will parking be allowed on our streets, further increasing congestion, or will we see a proliferation of no parking signs increasing urban blight? The parking design in our malls is ridiculous, and in many cases just waiting for an accident to happen. The area in front of our liquor store is just one example of many poorly thought out designs in our malls. I, like many residents, am not anti-development, but I am certainly against any development that takes away agricultural land and does not address the concerns noted above. You cannot just dump thousands more people and their vehicles into Tsawwassen as it presently sits.

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Discussion worth merit First Among Equals, the title of a best-selling book of political intrigue by those seeking the British Prime Minister’s seat by Lord Jeffrey Archer would be one way to characterise Kevin Falcon’s premise to introduce merit-based pay for B.C.’s teachers. A less literary, knee-jerk reaction to the Master Teacher Incentive Program in his campaign platform would be to call it plain wrong. But as with most controversial ideas that are floated, especially when one is running for something, the real winner is a stimulated discussion on the matter. And that’s what we can thank Falcon for because he has indeed opened up an issue which seems to have generated more questions than answers. Namely, how do you go about deciding on ways to “grade” teachers and reward them for success in the classroom? How are the “bad apples” sorted from the rest? And what determines which pile you end up in? Relying on grades amassed from standardized testing is too simplistic and narrowly focused. Education takes in such a wide spectrum of experiences and abilities it would be folly to use that as the only yardstick of success. And what about the teachers? Should they be teaching just for that test which might put a few extra dollars in their pocket? Is that a measure of their commitment to their profession? What about the teacher who lends their time outside of work to coach a sports team or lead a school-based club? Shouldn’t that count towards the overall “grading” of a teacher’s performance? Those pursuits are every bit as valuable in the life of a student as hitting the books for that big exam. It’s an area Falcon says he’d include in his plan. Before we start suggesting that some teachers should be ranked above others there should be a much better way of determining that. Reward based on seniority in the system and education levels are not a good enough factors by themselves. It’s a question that will take time and much thought to produce a solution all parties can agree on. It would be surprising if a viable solution comes out of this debate, but it's one which certainly merits exploration and not a hastily handed out “F.”




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Clockwise from top left: ❚ The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen got a little closer to its goal of funding the Waterworks project at Diefenbaker Park thanks to a donation by Edwin Lee (right) of the Tsawwassen Pharmacy. Lee surprised project chair Vicki Sangster (left) and club president Rick Lewall with a cheque for $5,000. To find out how you can help, email vickiesangster@ or call 604-943-7187. Contributed photo ❚ Volunteers from various local community groups helped wrap more than 400 Christmas gifts at the BIA's booth this past holiday season. The effort raised more than $2,000 for the participating groups: the Canadian Mental Health – Delta Branch, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Southpointe Academy 2011 Grads, and Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Contributed photo ❚ Bikram Yoga South Delta hosted an open house last weekend. Guests took in posture demonstrations and learned about the benefits of Bikram Yoga exercises. Jim Kinnear photo

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Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power at the Ladner Pioneer LIbrary Scrabble Club. When: Next meeting Jan. 25, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: 4683 51 St. All ages and experience welcome.

Cliff Drive Elementary is hosting a Kids Swap Meet fundraiser. All proceeds from table rentals and the $1 admission go to the school. When: Jan. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Cliff Drive Elementary School (5025 12 Ave.). Book your table now! Kids swap tables $25, kid-friendly business tables $40. Email to book.


The Delta Arts Council presents an evening of music, theatre, and improv in the upcoming Young People's Concert. When: Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Featuring music theatre songs, pop and contemporary music by Kiana Passmore, Taylor Robinson, Paul Thomas and Josephine Walker, a one act play 'Lol' written by Lee Cannon-Brown, and theatre improv troupe Make Me Laugh Purple Giraffe. For more info email


A fundraiser is being held for the Canadian Mental Health Association-Delta Branch. When: Jan. 22, 6 p.m. to midnight. Where: CMHA Delta branch #14 1835 56 St. Tickets available at the Rose & Crown, call Gord for more info at 604-418-6749.


Start the year with some salsa in your life! Join Vancouver dander and teacher Luis Gutierrez for a two hour salsa workshop. When: Jan. 22, 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Los Gitanos School of Spanish Dance. Cost $40 per person. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to move your hips. No experience necessary. Call 604-948-8081 or email


Are you or someone you love suffering from chronic disease or pain? The University of Victoria's Centre on Aging partners with the Ladner and Tsawwassen libraries to bring free six session workshops. When and


KinVillage Community Centre hosts its 6th annual books, board games, CDs and DVDs sale. When: Jan. 27, 2 to 9 p.m., Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: 5430 10 Ave. Donations can be dropped off at KinVillage Community Centre. Call 604-943-0225 for more details.

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Get comfortable using the Internet. The Tsawwassen Library offers drop-in 60 minute courses on Wednesdays. When: Next class on Email, Jan. 26, 9 to 10 a.m. Where: 1321 56 St. Open to everyone, registration not required.


Learn the basics of eBooks and eReaders. If

See B.C., Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott answer some questions during his visit to Tsawwassen on Monday.

Musical fundraiser in support of legal action against the South Fraser Perimeter Road. When: Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m. Where: Sundance Inn (6574 Ladner Trunk Rd.). Cost $25, includes steak dinner, music by Dennis Lakusta, Fraser Union, door prizes and silent auction. For more info and tickets, call Anita at 604-948-0139.


McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting its January Birthday Luncheon. When: Jan. 29, 12:30 p.m. Where: 5155 47 Ave. Entertainment by Ken Grambo, the Singing Pastor. Members $6, guests $7. Call 604-946-1411.


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ome the new year I am frequently asked which is the best way to save for my retirement—a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) or a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). My answer? They are complementary and should be used together. A great way to take advantage of both is to contribute to your RRSP and deposit your income tax rebate from 2010 into your TFSA. You can also contribute monthly to your RRSP and at the beginning of the year deposit into your TFSA. For retirement income savers who are able to top up their RRSP’s to their maximum contribution level the TFSA account can act as an additional tax advantaged retirement savings vehicle. A strategy we frequently employ in our office for clients who are able to save for retirement in their TFSA uses a zero coupon bond for the investment. A zero coupon bond is a bond which is initially purchased at a price below it’s maturity value, with that discount in effect being the interest paid to the bondholder. Hypothetically, you could buy a zero coupon bond today for $5,000 with a yield of about five per cent. Ap p rox i m a t e l y 1 4 years from now that bond will mature to $10,000. Zero coupon bonds are frequently issued by provincial governments and these bonds have a high degree of safety as the likelihood of a Canadian province going into default is considered to be very unlikely. Zero coupon bonds work well in TFSA’s because the compounding interest paid to the bondholder is tax free. These bonds generally provide better interest rates than those offered for high interest savings accounts and GIC’s. Let’s look more close-

ly at this strategy using a fictional retirement saver called Linda. Mary is 51 years old, tops up her RRSP every year and plans on retiring at age 65. She is 14 years away from retiring and has no pension at work so must use all the resources at her disposal to secure a comfortable retirement for herself. After maximizing her RRSP she is able to put $5,000 into her TFSA. With that $5,000 we buy a Provincial zero coupon bond that matures to approximately $10,000 in the first year of Linda’s retirement in Karen 2025. In her Benson first year of retirement that $10,000 can be withdrawn from her TFSA tax free. Using the money from the TFSA means she will not have to draw out as much from her RRSP, which, as we all know is taxable when withdrawn. In 2012 we will once again purchase a Provincial zero coupon bond, but this one will mature in the second year of M a r y ’s r e t i r e m e n t . Mary continues with this strategy of building a ladder of zero coupon bonds with maturities stretching into her retirement years which will provide her with a tax free income stream in retirement. This clever strategy maximizes tax savings and because it buys a bond every year it takes advantage of interest rate fluctuations which averages out the overall return of the bond ladder. A safe bond with a good return can put you another step closer to a comfortable retirement. Karen Benson is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James in Tsawwassen (#102 – 5405 12 Ave.). Call 604-943-6360 or email karen.benson@ The views of the author do not necessarily reflect those of Raymond James. This article is for information only. Raymond James is a member of CIPF.

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Vegetarian quiche INGREDIENTS 1 pkg. frozen puff pastry ½ cup whipped cream 6-8 eggs beaten 1 medium block Swiss cheese diced 4-6 asparagus spears, chopped (top half only)

1 each orange and yellow peppers, diced 1 small onion, diced 1 cup fresh washed chopped spinach (stems removed) or 1 pkg. frozen 2 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. olive oil Mrs. Dash

DIRECTIONS Sauté onions and peppers until brown with olive oil. Steam asparagus spears for two minutes in microwave. Let peppers and asparagus cool. Combine the eggs, all vegetables, whipped cream and cheese and a couple of shakes of Mrs. Dash. Roll out puff pastry until about 1/8-

inch thick—use flour so pastry doesn’t stick to cutting board. Use a deep casserole or quiche pan and lay the pastry inside pan so it covers the bottom and sides. Pour the egg mixture into a pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes until it is cooked and the puff pastry is nice golden brown colour.


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Her mom’s recipe was more of a bacon and cheese version. Elsom has put her own stamp on it by adding and subtracting ingredients here and there. One way is to take out the bacon and go with an assortment of vegetables, which can solve the "what's for dinner" question on a busy weeknight as just about whatever is in your fridge's vegetable tray can go into the quiche. Besides going vegetarian you can satisfy the meat fanciers around the dining table by going back to basics and using bacon and ham. Seafood lovers can get their fill when you toss in shrimp and canned crab. The dish is also versatile when it comes to the time of day it's served since breakfast, lunch or dinner is suitable for quiche. —Philip Raphael


Traditional recipes can and do evolve. That's not a bad thing, especially when that favourite dish exudes a great sense of warmth and home. It can easily stand to undergo a few tweaks now and then without losing anything in terms of tradition. That’s the case with Tsawwassen’s Sheryl Elsom and her recipe for vegetarian quiche which is a special dish that can be served at any time of the year. The recipe has been in the family for a long time and it brings back heartfelt memories from Elsom's childhood. “My mother used to make quiche for my sister and I when we were kids. And since then I’ve amended the recipe to make it my own," says Elsom, a mobile mortgage specialist with RBC Royal Bank.

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aura Thomas has been asked plenty of times about details surrounding a story writing contest she is organizing for young, local writers this spring. But the busy Ladner author hadn’t fielded a single enquiry on why she was putting the time and effort into it. A clue surfaces from the contest’s title—Water in Words. A single mom Philip with limited time Raphael and resources, Thomas says she was trying to juggle a multitude of commitments, as well as write a youth-focused novel, when information about the contest from Storytellers of Canada, whose mission is to further the art of storytelling, was sent her way. “I didn’t delete the email, but when I looked at it again I read the theme was water,” Thomas says. “I subconsciously said to myself, yeah, it’s gonna happen. And I put together the proposal.” The contest is open to students in Grades 4 to 12 who are tasked with writing a 1,000 word story marking World Storytelling Day on March 20 that incorporates the theme of water. Winners will present their work on stage at the Genesis Theatre. More info is available from Thomas’ website ( “It’s the water, the water,” Thomas says. “It goes back to when I was 10. I was always a swimmer. I grew up in Tsawwassen and my first ribbon was with the Boundary Bay Bluebacks. I swam with the Winskill Dolphins, and went on to have a humungous and life-consuming career in synchro

(synchronized swimming).” Water was her life, one which came with 17 to 25 hours of training each week. It was also her escape. “My parents went through a nasty, brutal divorce when I was 12. When my family fell apart, water and the laps face-down in the ‘blue’ is what got me through it all,” Thomas says, her voice starting to quiver as she wipes away a stray tear from her face. “It kept me away from drugs and a lot of other stuff.” Water also shaped her education. She originally aspired to be a marine biologist, although the creative side of writing eventually carried the day. But water still pervaded her academic world. “If you look at the title of my MA thesis, Local and global mermaids: The politics of pretty swimming,” Thomas says sorting through her files, dropping a cluster of papers on her dining table. Other paper titles included, Representing a feminine athlete: Do synchronized swimmers belong in the sports pages?, Getting in: A historical perspective on synchronized swimming at the Commonwealth Games, and The cultural meanings of water. “There’s nothing more comforting for me than going to a pool,” she says. “There’s still something so wonderful about putting my face in the water, swimming hard, and just that blue makes me feel at home.” Even when it came to organizing a fundraising dinner to support the writing contest, water played a factor. “That probably happened without me realizing,” Thomas says of the $100 per person event Feb. 24 at Taverna Gorgona in Ladner Village. The restaurant’s logo features a mermaid. “And maybe, subconsciously, that mermaid is me,” she says.

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2006, she did not want the residents of the 259 unit building to be similarly unprepared. She took a course with the Care Institute of Safety and Health on emergency response f "the big one" hits, are you ready? On Jan. 26, organizations and citizens training, and with strata council's approval, throughout B.C. are being asked to par- put a team together at the complex with ticipate in the Great British Columbia Shake- assigned responsibilities in roles such as comOut, a large scale earthquake drill meant to munications, search and rescue and first aid. And when Delta's Community Police Staraise awareness about emergency disaster tions (CoPS) began offering a Neighbourhood preparedness. The date represents 311 years since the Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP), province last experienced a magnitude 9.0 the 24-member emergency response team quake, and is a reminder we live in a seismi- decided to take advantage of its services to further upgrade their training. cally active region. Const. Shane Parker at the Tsawwassen CoPS Tsawwassen's Elsa Carvajal needs no remindsays NEPP provides free training for neigher. She recalls the panic and chaos that accompanied a devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake bourhoods to encourage a team approach to self-reliance during a major emergency. NEPP in Mexico City in September of 1985. "In my community there was nothing pre- facilitators also organize workshops on topics pared so we all panicked. It was a very dread- such as rapid damage assessment, emergency shelter and care giving. ful experience," she says. An initial session with a trained NEPP vol"What I noticed from that was that because there was no preparation from any of us even unteer will provide a group with basic inforthough we knew we were in a seismic area, mation on how to look after themselves, their and because there was had no sense of com- families and neighbours for 72 hours, the munity either in the sense of let's get together amount of time it's recommended to be preand help each other, it was a very traumatic pared to survive without outside help. They will also show you how to assess your house— experience. That made it worse." With thousands without power, food and is your hot water tank secure? Do you have water, Carvajal said people were desperate any special medical needs? What unsecured objects could become flying projectiles? and looting was common. At a minimum, Parker recommends resi"People in panic do crazy things. If we're dents put together or purchase an emergency ready, we won't need to panic." When she became property manager of preparedness kit (see pages 13 and 14) to put the Windsor Woods in central Tsawwassen in near an exit, and have some basic emergency supplies in your vehicle. "We're trying to make people Do you and your neighbours want to learn more about aware that in a major disaster, NEPP? Contact the Ladner CoPS office at 604-940-4411 emergency services are going or Tsawwassen CoPS office at 604-948-0199. to be absolutely stretched to And if you want to help your community following a the limit. And we may not be disaster, you can join Kate Steel. The Emergency Social able to respond immediately to Services manager with Delta Parks and Recreation helps local concerns. Protection of life volunteers prepare to be of service in case of a disaster, comes first, protection of propsuch as by setting up the reception centre at Kennedy erty comes after that. People Recreation Centre after a major apartment fire in North are going to be responsible for Delta last July to help displaced residents find food, cloththemselves for a few days." ing, shelter and reunite with family. For Lowell Holland, it made "This is a great opportunity to give back to your commusense for the retired emergency nity," says Steel. "This is a great opportunity to make yourself medical technician (EMT) to available and use skill sets that you might not otherwise." join the Windsor Woods team To find out more, reach Steel at 604-952-3129. in a first aid capacity.



Left to right (and on cover): Deputy Chief and Corporate Emergency Program Coordinator Michel Latendresse, Windsor Woods emergency response team member Lowell Holland, and Const. Shane Parker encourage residents to prepare their families to survive unassisted for 72 hours in the case of a natural disaster. Tyler Garnham photo "We live in an earthquake zone and you never know what's happening. Even if we have a major fire in the complex, it doesn't hurt to be on the ready side," says Lowell, adding the group is proud to be one of the first in South Delta to access the training. In fact, Windsor Woods is one of only two neighbourhood groups in South Delta who have contacted NEPP, although several have in North Delta. Carvajal has also signed the complex up to take part in the Great B.C. ShakeOut, which has now registered more than 340,000 participants. For a Tsawwassen resident Carvajal's earthquake experience is rare, although Delta has not been immune to large scale emergencies, from the 2005 fire at Burns Bog that lasted 11 days to a storm that flooded homes in Boundary Bay and Beach Grove in early 2006. Still, most people have a laid back attitude when it comes to personal preparedness. Delta Fire Deputy Chief Michel Latendresse with the corporate emergency management office, who is organizing Delta's involvement in the Great B.C. ShakeOut, notes the provincewide drill is not intended to scare residents, but to raise the level of preparedness to minimize injuries should something happen. The Great B.C. ShakeOut, organized by the B.C. Earthquake Alliance, offers four drill options to participants, from simple to advanced. At a minimum, participants are asked to take part in the "drop, cover and hold on" drill at 10 a.m. that day—drop to the ground before the earthquake drops you, take cover by getting under a sturdy table or desk, and hold on until the shaking stops. Organizers also want to dispel common


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myths, such as that it's safe to stand in a doorway where in fact that location leaves a person vulnerable to falling objects. Latendresse notes that in an earthquake in North America most injuries will be as a result of items in our surroundings that come loose, not a building collapse. In the Leader office, he points out potential concerns such as the ceiling tiles. In addition to the Corporation of Delta and municipal emergency services, the Delta School District and Tsawwassen First Nation are also signed up for the earthquake drill (at TFN is the only First Nation to have registered so far. Health and social services manager Susan Miller felt it was important to encourage staff and the community to practice in the drill. "Most of our youth, and Tsawwassen has a huge population of young people, they've never experienced any kind of trauma of that level, so they minimize it," she says. For Carvajal, an added bonus of being prepared is the chance to get to know your neighbours, which will cut down on the feeling of isolation in an emergency. "Even in a power outage, if you can knock on the door of your neighbour and say hey, can we have some juice together or something, you don't feel that hopeless," she says. Yet despite these arguments, few people have emergency preparedness training or home kits. Why should others follow in Windsor Woods' footsteps? "Because it could happen," says Carvajal. "And if it happens, what are they going to do?"

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Get a portable container with a lid to use as an emergency kit. A plastic storage bin or garbage can works well, particularly one with wheels. Choose an accessible location for the container near an exit, and make sure all family members know what it is and when it should be used.


Stock your kit with a three-day supply of water and don't forget to include water for your pets. You need four litres of water per person per day—two for drinking and two for food preparation and hygiene.


Arrange an out-of-area phone contact person, and keep this and other emergency phone numbers near each telephone.


Stock your kit with several varieties of canned meat and dried fruit. Include a manual can opener.


Get a portable radio and extra batteries for your emergency kit.


Learn about hazards. Find out what the hazards are in your community, and do a home hazard hunt to make your home safer. Secure appliances and heavy furniture, and move beds away from heavy mirrors and windows.


Give every family member specific safety tasks to do in an emergency. For example, designate one person to be in charge of turning off electricity, one to collect the emergency container, one to take charge of any pets, etc. Add nuts and granola bars to your kits.


Identify safe places in your home and on your property. Plan and practice evacuation drills using two different escape routes from each room. Add containers of juice or juice crystals to your kit.


Stock your kit with both large and medium-sized plastic garbage bags (orange or yellow make good visible signals). Large bags can also be used as ponchos, ground covers or blankets. Add plastic or paper dishes.


Identify a family meeting place away from home but close to your regular spots (between work and home or school). Add some books, toys and cards to your kit.

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Add a flashlight and extra batteries, along with candles and waterproof matches. Add some dried soups and crackers to your emergency kit. Check your insurance policies and make records of your possessions.


Prepare a first-aid kit that includes extra prescription medication, extra eyeglasses, bandages, sterile gauze pads, tape, scissors, tweezers, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide and overthe-counter pain pills.


Add a change of clothing for each family member to your kit. Be sure to include warm clothing, heavy work gloves and sturdy shoes.

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The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Join the Corporation of Delta and participate in the Great B.C. ShakeOut - a province-wide earthquake drill that will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Emergency Preparedness This drill reminds us of the importance of being prepared for emergencies • Know what to do before, during and after an earthquake • Make a family emergency plan • Have an emergency kit, so that you and your family can be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours Planning for an earthquake will also help you prepare for other types of emergencies or disasters.

Visit for more information on personal emergency preparedness. Visit to register your participation and learn about this earthquake drill. The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 (604) 946-4141

Add some canned food like stews, baked beans and vegetables to your kit. Enroll a family member in a first-aid course. Add personal toiletry items like toilet paper, handy wipes, soap, detergent, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, and sanitary supplies to your emergency kit. Add evaporated canned or powdered milk and cereal to your kit.


If needed, include infant supplies including disposable diapers, disposable bottles, and formula to your kit.


Get a large bucket with a tight-fitting lid to use as a toilet, and put it with your emergency kit. Use the bucket to store other emergency tools like an axe, a folding shovel and rope.


Add some freeze-dried or foil pouch food products like meats, soups, vegetables and stews.


Add a pocket knife (Swiss army style), cutlery, a whistle and spare set of house and car keys to your container.


If needed, keep a leash or pet carrier near your kit and add a three-day supply of pet food.


Add sleeping bags or blankets to your kit along with water purification tablets.


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Assemble important documents like wills, insurance papers, medical records, inventory of possessions, identification, etc. in a fireproof/waterproof container. Add a family photo album to your emergency kit.



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The Great British Columbia Shakeout is an initiative of Emergency Management BC, in co-operation with governments and agencies across Canada. Special drills will be held in schools and many public facilities to promote safety during an earthquake disaster. You can also participate as a family and as an individual. On January 26, join British Columbians across the province who will be learning how to be as safe as possible in the event of a major earthquake, and how to prepare for the the aftermath of a “Big Shake”.

VISIT: Learn yourself, and with your family or those who share your home, how to: • “Duck, Cover and Hold” to protect yourself during a quake • Make a plan to provide maximum safety and comfort in the post-earthquake period • Put together an emergency kit • Know what to expect in your neighbourhood and community if a quake occurs CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Delta South Constituency Office 4805 Delta Street, Delta, BC V4K 1V8 Phone: 604-940-7924 Fax: 604-940-7927 Email:

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What you would find in a two person emergency kit from Tilbury-based FAST For survival support: 1. Radio AM/FM 2. Water purification tablets (1 bottle) 3. Emergency food ration (2) 4. Toilet tissue roll 5. Emergency water ration (18) 6. Dust mask (2) 7. Light sticks 8. Waterproof matches 9. Emergency whistle 10. Alkaline batteries "AA" (2) and Alkaline batteries "D" (2) 11. Emergency foil blanket (2) 12. Water bag Not pictured: Garbage bag (2)


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1. Nylon water resistant bag 2. Leather palm gloves 3. Pry bar 4. Pliers 5. Earthquake survival book 6. Duct tape (2" x 10 yd) 7. Multi function knife 8. Tarp (6' x 8') 9. Flashlight 10. Poly rope (3/8" x 50') 11. Folding shovel 12. Safety goggles A 2 person kit is $149 at First Aid and Survival Technologies Ltd. (FAST, 604-940-3222), or make your own emergency kit (see how on p.13).

The Delta School District Wants You to Be Prepared! Join the Delta School District and be a part of the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history on January 26 at 10am! Here’s how you can participate: • Do a “Drop, Cover and Hold” drill for 2 minutes. • Check that the supplies in your home emergency kit are up to date. If you don’t have a kit yet, now’s a great time to start building one.

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hile Tilbury-based FAST (First Aid & Survival Technolgies Ltd.) has not been around since 1912, the basis of it business has. “Remember Titanic,” says Carmen Funk, FAST’s general manager. “They didn’t have enough lifeboats or life jackets onboard for everyone and people perished. So after Titanic, the marine industry got together and standards were put in place so there was enough survival gear for every person.” That standard is called SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and also regulates emergency rations packed into lifeboats. It’s a level, which has been updated, that FAST adheres to when assembling the emergency kits it produces. “The concept of survival at sea was brought on to land,” Funk says. “And the idea is that if all the services are down, you can sit and wait for help for three days because you have adequate food and water rations.” Packed away inside the FAST kits, among a host of other items, are food bars and small plastic foil pouches which each contain 125 ml of water. “The whole idea around the food ration is that it’s all you need. It’s got the exact percentage of fats, carbohydrates and proteins you need for sur-

vival,” Funk says. “It’s not an energy bar, it’s a survival food.” Also tucked away inside the emergency packs, which FAST sells across Canada, are items you may not readily associate with emergency survival. Among them are a set of goggles, a pry bar, vice grips and rope. “Ninety-seven per cent of rescues are done by normal people,” Funk says. “There’s no heavy urban search and rescue team right there immediately after a disaster. So, it’s important to have rescue supplies.” Gloves and googles are deemed essential if you are helping dig through rubble to rescue love ones. “You know when you’re on an airplane they tell you that in the event of an emergency and the cabin depressurizes, put your oxygen mask on first, then help someone else. In an emergency on land you also need to put your safety gear on first and then assist others.” Included in the pack is a handcranked radio with a built-in flashlight that doesn’t require batteries, a small fold up shovel, duct tape, tarp, multi blade penknife, flashlight with batteries, light sticks, matches, mask to screen out dust, a whistle to signal for help, garbage bag, water purification tablets, foil blanket and a roll of toilet paper (see page 14). More information about FAST is available at

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rrol Povah vividly remembers his first and only puff of a cigarette. He was about 10 and the peer pressure got to him as he sat uncomfortably with a small group of friends from school. “One of them brought the cigarettes, another a lighter,” says Povah, a former longtime Tsawwassen resident and BC Ferries worker. Last week he completed an anti tobacco awareness run from Victoria to Montreal and New York City with a three-day homecoming run through the Lower Mainland to provincial legislature in Victoria on Jan.12. Povah, 57, recalls taking a long drag on the cigarette and then promptly coughing and spluttering. “That was enough,” says the president of Airspace Action on Smoking and Health. Enough was the way Povah also felt about the tobacco industry, so much so he launched his run, called The Journey for a Tobacco Fee World, last May. Starting from Mile Zero in Victoria, Povah logged more than 6,000 km, the equivalent of close to 144 marathons. Along the way Povah says he met thousands of people while spreading his anti tobacco message.

Last week, Errol Povah completed a 6,000 km run from Vancouver Island to New York City to protest against the tobacco industry. Submitted photo “Tobbacco is the only product on the market that kills about half of its users if used as intended by the manufacturer,” Povah says, adding tobaccorelated illnesses are responsible for the deaths, on average, of 123 Canadians each day. During his journey Povah says he raised roughly $6,300, part of which will go BC Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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Improv, a one-act play and live music are all on the agenda for the Delta Arts Council's next Young People's Concert. This month the series, which aims to showcase talented youth from Delta and neighbouring communities, presents contemporary music by singers Kiana Passmore, Taylor Robinson, Paul Thomas and Josephine Walker. Ladner's Passmore has performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and was a top 10 finalist for a Beat 94.5 radio station contest. Seven-year-old Robinson recently took on the role of Gretl Von Trapp in the Footlight Theatre Company's production of the Sound of Music, while Thomas, a classical singer, was a finalist in the Ladner May Days Idol competition and a semi-finalist in

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Taylor Robinson will be among those who perform at the next Young People's Concert in Tsawwassen. Contributed photo

the 2010 Red Robinson Talent Showdown at last year's PNE. Walker is also no stranger to the stage, having performed at Ladner May Days, in musicals, talent shows and one-act plays at Delta Secondary School. The Young People's Concert will also feature, for the first time, a comedic one-act play called LOL performed by South

Delta Secondary students and written by 17-yearold Lee Cannon-Brown. The audience will also be treated to Richmondbased improvisation troupe Make Me Laugh Purple Giraffe. The concert takes place Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172 56 St.). Tickets, $8, available at the door. Email jones-inc@telus. net for more details.

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Charles Dickens’ Tsawwassen minor hockey product and now Abbotsford Heat defenceman Keith Seabrook was the AHL team's first member to be immortalized in plastic bobblehead (below), 1,000 of which were given away to fans last week. John van Putten/submitted photo

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s the subject of the Abbotsford Heat’s first bobblehead promotion last Sunday (Jan. 14), Tsawwassen's Keith Seabrook can count on plastic statuettes in his likeness becoming something of a collector’s item. The second-year defenceman and younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook can also count on a good deal of lockerroom ribbing from his teammates. “I’ve seen the picture of the bobblehead, and it looks a little bit like him,” Heat for ward Stefan Meyer conceded with a grin prior to the home game against the Toronto Marlies. “I think I’ll have to pick myself up one of those and put it in my stall to let him know he’s big-time.” “We’ll give him a hard time,” Heat blueliner Gord Baldwin chimed in with a chuckle. “We’ve seen the bobblehead— there’s one around here somewhere—and it’s pretty funny.” The Seabrook bobblehead—a figurine with a disproportionately large cranium mounted on a spring—was handed out to the first 1,000 fans. It’s a reasonable facial resemblance of Seabrook, but there’s just one small problem: the plastic figure is winding up for a

left-handed slap shot. The flesh-and-blood Seabrook is a righty. Somehow, wires got crossed between the initial photo shoot with Seabrook in September and the production of the figure. Part of the confusion may have stemmed from the AHL website, which incorrectly lists the Heat defenceman as a lefty. It hardly matters to Seabrook, and if anything, the glitch makes the bobblehead more of a collector’s item. “I’ve never had my own bobblehead before, and it’s going to be pretty cool to see myself in plastic,” Seabrook said with a grin. “It’s definitely a real cool feeling, and I’m honoured they chose me.” The Marlies and Heat opened a two-game set at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre with the game broadcast live on the CBC. It’s the first time the Heat have had a home game televised nationally. “It doesn’t change the way we prepare or anything, but it’s obviously exciting,” noted Seabrook. “Other guys here don’t have family and friends coming out to their games and watching them, so it’s definitely exciting for them.” Reflecting on his performance to the midway point of the season, Seabrook said it hasn’t quite measured up to his own expectations. He’s fifth

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in team scoring with four goals and 10 assists in 33 games, and he’s led the team in ice time on several occasions. But at other times, his play has drawn criticism from head coach Jim Playfair,. “The first year he scored a lot of goals and created a lot of points because people didn’t know much about him,” Playfair said of Seabrook. “Now they key in on him. He’s part of other teams’ pre-scouts. He’s on their radar for being an effective offensive-minded player for us, and he has to dig down deeper and push back.” Seabrook, for his part, wants to help remedy the Heat’s recent scoring struggles. “It’s definitely been a learning year for me,” he said. “I feel I need to produce offensively. That’s kind of been my game, and I haven’t been very much."

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Soccer player and triathlete in the running for BC titles BLACK PRESS

A pair of Delta athletes have been named as finalists in the upcoming Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. Tsawwassen soccer

product Reynold Stewart is among those up for the College Athlete of the Year award, while North Delta triathlete Carol Peters has been nominated in the Master Athlete of the Year category.

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Stewart is a member of the Douglas College Royals soccer team and is no stranger to awards after previously being named Canadian Colleges Athletic Association’s Men’s Soccer Player of the Year.

Peters, 60, broke the record for her age class at the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. The Sport B.C. Athlete of the Year awards will be handed out Feb. 24 at the River Rock

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MORECOMBE, Anne (née Fraser) November 21, 1942 to January 13, 2011 Born in Chatham NB and presently of Tsawwassen BC, Anne passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving husband of 49 years, Dave, children Dan and Jamie, Cheryl and Brad and Wayne and Sue, five of her seven grandchildren and her three siblings. Although you are back in the arms of your parents and sister, we will carry you with us forever. Stay comfortable Annie; you will be loved and remembered for the wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, aunt, godmother and friend that you have always been. In lieu of flowers, please support Anne's passion for panda bears through the World Wildlife Funds' Panda Bear adoption program (, or a charity of your choice. Please join us in celebrating Anne's life on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at St. David's in Tsawwassen; words of remembrance will be shared at 2:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following at the home of Brad and Cheryl Smith. On-line condolences may be placed at: Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

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Construction Inspectors

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Needed for upcoming underground utilities / roadwork infrastructure projects for the Surrey, Delta, Vancouver areas during the 2011 construction season. Min. 7 - 10 years experience req’d. Email:

MECHANIC Required A & D Blueberry Farm in Surrey is looking for a full-time, permanent, Mechanic for their Farm Machinery. Must have min. 2-3 yrs. exp. and/or Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Trade Certification. Duties: work on farm machinery such as tractors, berry trucks, farm vans, harvesters, etc. Wages $28/hr. Please e-mail resume to:



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AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783



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*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns.

$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. NEED A LOAN - BAD CREDIT? Has your credit prevented you from getting a loan? Buying a home or having your own business? We can help you get up to 1 million business or mortgage loan and up to 200K personal loan with interest rates starting at 2.9% APR. Bad credit ok. Apply now at: or call 1-866-269-6631


TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS NOW! Call and find out how to save BEST energy & money this winter. PRICE IN TOWN Furnace, Hot Water Tanks, Heat Pumps, A/C Repair & Replacement



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


CERTIFIED Computer & Net coach for home/business. Lessons, maint. & troubleshoot. Call 778-888-3499.

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510







WHOLESALE PET GROOMING, Supplies and Equipment WWW.HSAPETSUPPLIES.COM Sharpening & Repair Service.



AMERICAN PITT BULL puppies. 1 F, 4 M. 1st shots, vet checked. Born Dec. 16. $600. 604-729-8549 BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked & ready for good homes.$850.Langley.778-241-5504 BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Unique blood lines. 99% house trained. Call 604-740-0832 or 604-740-2986.

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

CANE CORSO puppies, 13 weeks, shots, dewormed, vet checked, ready to go. $1500. 604-825-5124



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


FIREPLACE PROBLEMS? Smoking * Drafts * Oders * Damper Replacements. The Fireplace Doctor

604-596-6790 24 hours


10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. No HST Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822



CHINSE SHAR PEI pups. House raised. Well socialized. Vet chek’d., shots. Avail. now. 604814-0038

Over 35 Years in Business

Call now & we pay 1/2 the HST




AAA HANDYMAN SERVICES Repair, Replace, Remodel. Room Additions. Kitchen, Bath Remodels. Drywall, Paint, Texture. Finishing, Floors & more. 30 yr. exp. Dan 778-837-0771


AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. BBB. WCB 10% Sen. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB Ins. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hr. emer. serv. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362 J.J. ROOFING ~ $ BEST PRICE $ New Roofs / Re-Roofs. Repair Specialist. Free Estimates. Ref’s. WCB Insured. Jas @ 604-726-6345

CKC reg p/b lab puppies for sale! M/F, chocolate & yellow. $650. Family raised, vet check, 1st shots, deworming, reg. papers & microchip. Your new best friend is ready to go Feb 3. 604-595-2956 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaton terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1,000+. Call 604-533-8992 DOBERMAN Excel temp, pure bred unreg., dew claws, tails, first shots M$1000 F$900 (604)814-3141 Golden Retriever puppies born Nov. 23, third generation of healthy puppies, home raised in a canine 4H obedience family & well played with, ready to go, c/w first shots & deworming, $650. Mission 604820-4827. MALTESE PUPS: 2 males, Incl 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed, dep will hold. $800. firm 604-464-5077. MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.






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UNDER $100

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WEED FREE MUSHROOM MANURE 15 yds - $115 or Well Rotted 10 yds-$130. 604-856-8877





100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SEND FLOWERS to your Valentine! Starting at just $19.99. Go to to receive an extra 20% off your order or Call 1-888-587-0771. WINE OF the Month Club. Send the gift of wine all year long! 2 Bottles each month from award-winning wineries around the world. Call 888-751-6215 and get FREE SHIPPING!




Own 20 Acres $129/mo. $13,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free Map/Pictures. 866-254-7755


633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737 or 509-481-9830 http://www.hbmodu



MOVE IN NOW! Large 3 bdrm & den townhomes with inste storage. $1350/mo. 5 Appl’s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace to relax by. Close to schools, shopping & transit.


Come visit our park-like setting



Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles

Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943



“No Wheels, No Problem”



BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818


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639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure - Website: Email: Toll-free: 1-888-865-4647. SELL YOUR home on MLS for ONLY $599 with Professional Photos! Visit or contact Shawna 604-839-8154 or We are Rated The Number 1 Flat Fee MLS Listing Provider in BC!

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309.


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley




CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail 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.

5374 - 203rd St, Langley

Call 604-533-9780

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 12 out of 15 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. $500 Christmas cash extended. or 1888-208-3205.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2006 MINI COOPER, cherry red, auto/man. transm, mint, loaded, 68 km, $12,580. Call (604)943-0444. 2007 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto,100K loaded, leather, spoiler, $9400/obo. 778-836-4422 or 604-592-4422.






BEACH: Large floating wharf - 512 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit


1 & 2 Bdrms

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

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


5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC. Only $729,000

Call 604-542-0865 For more details

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL & FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1 866 972 7366). Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); (audio available). Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM

To: Al Ross Under the Rent Distress Act, we will be selling the following goods on or after January 28, 2011. To recover monies owing to Ladner Reach Properties Ltd. 3871 River Road West Delta, BC V4K 3N2 Description: 26’ Champion Boat with Road Runner Tandem Trailer

Storage shed, grassy play area & kennel. Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends with loads of summer fun for everyone!


2002 DODGE DAKOTA Quad cab with canopy, V6, 2WD, 156K, well maint. $9900. Call 604-464-5097.


Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms - sleeps 10 Main level - 1 bdrm - sleeps 2 Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2002 HONDA CRV. Fully loaded, 66K, garage parked, AirCared, good condition! Moving - Must Sell. $11,900. Call 778-552-1462.




101 ft frontage by 88 ft. Fabulous 180 - degree water view with tons of outdoor living space.


#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


RICHMOND 2 bed. Apartment for sale $250,000


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SHIH TZU CROSS puppies, family raised. vet ✔ & 1st shots. Avail. late Jan. $495. 604-746-9332

MARGRANITE INDUSTRY, one of Canada’s largest distributors of granite and marble for countertops and cladding, now has 2 SHOWROOMS. Each location is set up to allow customers to easily view over 280 different full size slabs. Our showrooms are located at 2820 Ingleton Avenue, Burnaby and 19135 94th Avenue, Surrey. The hours of operation for both locations are Mon. to Fri. (8 - 5) and Sat. (9 - 4) . Please check our website at for more information on all of our products and services.

ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $99/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. Hear free recording at 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit



CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

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BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” 25x30 $6200. 30x40 $9850. 32x60 $15,600. 32x80 $19,600. 35x60 $17,500. 40x70 $18,890. 40x100 $26,800. 46x140 $46,800. OTHERS. Doors optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.




MATT’S FIREWOOD DELIVERIES All hardwood. Fully seasoned. Stored inside. (604)532-0662

PRESA CARNIO MASTIFF X, 10 week old F, 1st shots & dewormed $400 to family home 604-857-4748




PRESA CANARIO 3 mo. old fem., dog, vet ✔, all shots, great temperament, great guard dog. Maple Ridge, $600. 604-880-2608.


Home, Garden & Design Solutions


4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake!



STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-of-season factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

I am a private Coin Collector. I’d like to buy your Coins and Collections. Pls call Chad 604-377-5748

#1 Roofing Company in BC

All types of Roofing




Over 30 years BBB

HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977

CHIHUAHUAS PUPPIES, 2 months old with first shots. 3 short hair and 1 long hair. Call 604-750-0433

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RICHMOND 2 BR G/L Ste nr No 4 Rd $1000/mo NS/NP, incl util, wifi & basic cable in suite w/d nr school & bus stop, sep entr, avail now call 604-617-2536


1985 CAVEMAN Truck Camper, F/S, furnace, washroom. $2000 obo. Call (604)860-3148 1999 SLUMBER Queen MH 24 ft. 119,000kms. 2 air, awnings, TV ant no leaks, exc. shape. $16,500. obo 604-870-3556



We require $2061.45 plus additional costs of this action to satisfy the lien. For information please call Alan Reid at Havers Dillon & Associates Ltd. Bailiffs for Ladner Reach Properties. 604-690-4222

To: Maureen Smith Under the Rent Distress Act, we will be selling the following goods on or after January 28, 2011. To recover monies owing to Ladner Reach Properties Ltd. 3871 River Road West Delta, BC V4K 3N2 Description: 1988 Dodge Neon

We require $1331.21 plus additional costs of this action to satisfy the lien. For information please call Alan Reid at Havers Dillon & Associates Ltd. Bailiffs for Ladner Reach Properties. 604-690-4222

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