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here's likely going to be a new hot spot in town for bird watchers who want to catch a glimpse of bald eagles. With 500 feral rabbits now being relocated from Delta's civic precinct to Ladner Harbour Park, local birds of prey are expected to follow hot on their heels. Bev Day, founding director of Delta's Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (OWL), said the Ladner Harbour Park area is already home to barred owls and great horned owls. "But when there's a lot of bunnies around, and especially at this time of year, you end up with the (bald) eagles," she said. Day said there is also the potential for red-tailed hawks to be drawn to the park. On Jan. 9, Delta council endorsed a feral rabbit management plan that will see the pop-

ulation of bunnies in the civic precinct captured, sterilized, identified and released at Ladner Harbour Park. Municipal staff hope the $60,000 program puts an end to the property damage, and health and safety concerns posed by the fast-growing rabbit colony—a result of generations of abandoned pets. Day said the rabbits will be more susceptible to a wider variety of predatory birds at their new home. And because the feral rabbits descend from domestic breeds, Day said "they're like sitting ducks" because they do not have the same fear instinct as wild rabbits. David Bradbeer, program coordinator at Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust, speculates the relocated rabbits will be targeted by birds, as well as coyotes. "I would suspect there might be higher predation because there's

Scarf-wearing suspect robs Tsawwassen bank A Delta Police dog tracking unit was unable to help locate the whereabouts of scarf-wearing suspect who robbed a Tsawwassen bank Monday afternoon (Jan. 23). According to Delta Police, the suspect entered the bank in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall at around 3 p.m. and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

less traffic, more trees that they (birds) can perch in—but you never know," he said. One of his organization's initiatives is to plant native trees and shrubs, which provide wildlife habitat on local farmland. Bradbeer wonders if the incoming rabbit population will have any effect on native species at Ladner Harbour Park. "We have problems with eastern cottontail—which is a rabbit– coming into the hedgerows and eating native trees and shrubs and especially the new growth," he said. "I'm curious what would happen to the native vegetation that is there (Ladner Harbour Park). Are they (rabbits) going to have no impact? Are they going to have some impact? And what does that mean for the other species that rely on that vegetation?" Meanwhile, Day cautions the public against dumping their pet rabbits at Ladner Harbour Park.

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Ladner grow op busted Mayors Police arrest man after search yields 375 plants A 52-year-old man has been arrested after Delta Police discovered a marijuana grow operation in Ladner. According to a press release, the Delta Police Department Drugs and Special Projects Unit executed a search warrant in the 4900 block of Trenant Street on Wednesday ( Jan. 18) and found 375 plants.

Delta Police spokesm a n Co n s t . C i a r a n Feenan confirmed the grow op was discovered in a residential house and the man arrested was a tenant of that house. The plants and the equipment associated with growing the marijuana are estimated to be worth $196,000. Police have requested

criminal charges in relation to this investigation including production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The male suspect has been subsequently released pending his future court appearance on March 19. —Staff writer

Justice program gets donation Tsawwassen's Barber to fund development of new aboriginal certificate course press release. “I have looked Tsawwassen philanthroat many institutions since I pist and former forestry so-called retired, and I tell executive Ike Barber made you this: that there is none a significant donation to of them stronger and more the Justice Institute of B.C. closely associated with their last Wednesday (Jan. 18) in students than this instituBurnaby. tion.” On the day he and forAccording to JIBC offimer B.C. Premier Mike cials, the new program will Harcourt received honorIke Barber prepare students for roles in ary degrees from the JIBC, Barber announced he was donating the field of public safety and B.C. Cor$250,000 for the development of a new rections services. Expected to be offered starting this Aboriginal Justice Certificate. “It is only within the last two or September, the year-long course is in three years that I became closely asso- the process of being developed now ciated and closely understood what that funding is in place. —Staff writer this institution does,” said Barber in a

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IlluminatÉ Restorante sunday nights family nightS all paStaS Having the chance to serve the community where she lives was the motivating force for Const. Leisa Schaefer to join the Delta Police Department. And as the new constable at the Tsawwassen Community Police Station, she's getting that opportunity. Philip Raphael photo

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onstable Leisa Schaefer's policing roots run deep in Delta. After the Second World War two-thirds of the force were family members of hers. "There was the chief of police who was Scott Fenton, Alfred Dennis, my grandfather, and my dad (Arthur Raines). That was it," says the newly appointed station constable at the Tsawwassen Community Station. Policing and the willingness to serve the community was a family tradition back then—one that has continued with Schaefer's commitment. "Absolutely. That's why I joined the police force. It was my desire to help people, and better my community," says the 43-year-old who joined the DPD in 2003." And that's why primarily I've sort of come full circle back to Tsawwassen because my whole idea was to police the community that I live in." Part of that is to increase the connection the community has with the Tsawwassen Community Police Station which is located at 1108-56th St. "It's my goal to enhance the relationship with the community and make this the 'go-to' place for people with any questions or concerns they may have," Schaefer said. "It's been

good so far, and I want to build on that." Not having the station located in the centre of town has had its drawbacks in promoting its presence, but Schaefer says she will be making herself prominent in the community and will plug the service wherever and whenever she can. "I want to let people know we're here and what we do. That's the biggest thing for me." Schaefer is also planning to make herself prominent in the community by keeping a regular beat through the town. "That's the basic premise behind community policing is me as the community police officer being out there and being seen by the community." At the moment the station has 40 or so volunteers which provide the staffing power to operate the community programs. "Obviously, I'd like more volunteers. Most of them work in the office and the rest do the Community Crime Watch and work the weekends. "They are fantastic," she adds. "They're all dedicated and hardworking. And they've all got a huge desire to make a difference." —Philip Raphael



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Upcoming workshop attracts international talent A student at Tsawwassen's Spanish dance school Los Gitanos has earned the chance to study flamenco in Europe later this year after receiving top performance marks. Eileen Barrientos of Cloverdale received 97 per cent on her elementary examination. As the most outstanding exam candidate in North America, she won a scholarship to attend classes in the art of flamenco dance in Europe. "I try to instill the passion and technique for flamenco into all my

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No injuries after truck flips in Tsawwassen No one was injured after a pick up truck carrying five passengers rolled over in the intersection of Highway 17 and 56th Street early on Jan. 20. According to Deas Island RCMP, thanks to seat belt usage by all of the occupants of the truck no one suffered a scratch.

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Tsawwassen naturopath prescribes healthy foods Diets don't always have to mean eating less of something to improve your health. Just ask Tsawwassen naturopath Dr. Heli McPhie. She believes eating foods that are better for you can be the road to a new, healthier you. "I think people don't eat enough antioxidants," says McPhie, who recently opened TheVillage Clinic in Tsawwassen. "I think our food nowadays isn't nearly as concentrated in all the vitamins that they need to be. That's a bit scary. But I still think food is the best medicine." McPhie says she enjoys the natural approach to medicine—one which matches her philosophy. "It fits me. I love that my toolbox is vast," McPhie says. "I can use botanical medicine, homeopathy and nutri-

tion, counselling and I don't just have to use one type of medicine for helping people. "I've done it for 15 years now and I love it." As for what would be a good and healthy meal, McPhie says it has to be her recipe for Green Goddess Sauce with salmon. "It's an anti-oxidant bomb," McPhie declares. "It's awesome. Whenever I have a dinner party and don't make this sauce guests are a bit mad." Why? "It's (the sauce) full of cilantro. And cilantro is not only a chelator (a substance that removes heavy metals from the body), it's also an antioxidant," McPhie says. —Philip Raphael

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Readerpoll Is taking hitting out of house league minor hockey a good thing? Last week, we asked: Do you agree with Delta spending $60,000 to relocate feral rabbits from near Municipal Hall to Ladner Harbour Park?

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LETTERS TFN mall viable? Now the Tsawwassen First Nation has voted to approve the mega mall project, one question still remains—is it all viable? Upon doing some research, the answer to that question is not clear. The proposed almost 1.8 million total square-foot area comprising two malls, 20 major retailers, and about 195 assorted other retail shops, food courts, and the like is quite something to ponder. This size of mall project, according to The International

Bravo for the 'bunny park solution' I moved to Ladner 18 years ago to raise my children and one of our favourite, special places quickly became "the Bunny Park," also known as Ladner Harbour Park. It was an idyllic place to bring

Lots to do for teens, back then In Christine Thompson’s column (What's a teen to do, South Delta Leader, Jan. 13, 2012) she laments that there are not enough entertainment options for South Delta youth. Yes, this might be a problem for some. As a stay at home mom, I was able to supervise and spend time

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House league players will not be allowed to body check during the 2012-13 season after the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association recently voted to remove the physical contact from the game at that level. Concerns over concussion injuries in young players was one of the issues.



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Council of Shopping Centers based in the U.S., is classified as a 'super regional mall.' This means it should be the dominant shopping venue in the region (a 25 mile radius). Do the TFN and the developers honestly believe they are going to overtake malls like Metrotown, Willowbrook, Lansdowne, Central City Surrey, Park Royal, Oakridge, Pacific Centre, as the dominant shopping venue? One wonders if shoppers will leave these and many other malls in the Lower Mainland to drive many kilometres to Tsawwassen. Certainly no one begrudges the TFN a bright and prosperous future. It is well past time that they can spread their wings

economically and soar to new heights. Unfortunately, the path they are choosing by going the huge destination mall route is fraught with a very likely chance of long term failure. T F N , d e v e l o p y o u r ow n solution. How about a town centre design, with winding streets and trees that feature a variety of individual shops and restaurants (Granville Island come to mind?) People might bicycle or stroll the avenues and enjoy a real taste of the fine First Nation culture which would be much better served and ultimately, sustainable.

children for time with nature, other kids, swings, birds, bridges and bunnies. Congratulations to Delta municipal staff and council for deciding to turn a bad bunny situation into a good situation for all. Like many Ladnerites, my family was so upset when the bunnies were removed from the Bunny Park. Dad even wrote to the

Optimist about it. So now, I'm writing to applaud this decision and to say thank you. We just need the park's missing bridge rebuilt and one of the loveliest little places on earth will be perfectly restored.

with my children, ensuring they were kept busy with school work, limited after school activities, and I welcomed their school friends into our home. We were fortunate to have a movie theatre, as well as a bowling alley in the Town Centre Mall, and many birthday parties were celebrated at these venues. They were within walking or biking distance for many residents. With the announcement of

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Katrina Matthews, Delta TFN’s plans to build a mega mall, Christine’s wish for more teen activities will no doubt come true, as one can assume that something like “Silver City” with arcade games will be constructed. Of course, depending on where a teen resides, he or she might still need a chauffer as the mega mall won’t exactly be within walking distance.

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Take a hike on TransLink fares Thank goodness for Martin Crilly, TransLink's independent regulator. He may be a bean counter but he's the only thing that stands between transit users and fare hikes planned for 2013. The TransLink commissioner may indeed find that TransLink is justified in hiking cash fares, monthly passes and FareSaver passes an average of 12.5 per cent next January. (There hasn't been a hike in cash fares since 2008 and monthly and FareSaver passes were bumped up two years ago.) No doubt TransLink will argue that costs have risen at least two per cent a year since then and, if fares were held to current levels, additional services would be delayed or cuts would be required. Crilly's job over the next few weeks, then, will be to look at transit operations to ensure the most is being made of existing services and that TransLink simply can't do without more revenue. He's also asking the public to weigh in by emailing by Feb. 15. This is not a big issue for people who don't take transit on a regular basis. For commuters already bracing for higher fuel, repair and insurance costs, an extra 25 to 50 cents on cash fares, $2.50 to $5 on FareSavers and an additional $10 to $19 more on monthly passes are no big deal. But these hikes are a concern to students, fixed-income seniors and moderate to lowincome commuters who typically can't afford cars and have no alternative but to take transit. These individuals can't afford escalating fares and will have to give up something else to pay for them. Monthly passes, which most youth and seniors would buy, aren't cheap and would be $124 (up $14 if hikes are approved) for a twozone pass, for example. There is also a concern that the occasional user will give transit a miss on game nights and other big events because it's cheaper for a family of four to take the car and park. There could be a point at which high fares simply turn away customers. TransLink argues that won't happen because transit will always be needed and people will pay more for convenience. We'll see. —Black Press

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A nation transformed Ryan Daum (left) of the TFN Economic Development Corp. shows Victoria Williams (centre) and Ruth Adams (right) the location of a proposed mall complex. Rob Newell photo

With change on the horizon, multiple generations of TFN members maintain hope for a better future CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER


rganizing childhood birthday parties was never a simple task for Victoria Williams. The recent Delta Secondary School grad attended plenty of her schoolmates' parties in Ladner over the years, but when it came time for her to turn a year older, persuading guests to make the trek to her house on Tsawwassen First Nation land was no easy feat.

"People don't really come here very often. A lot of people don't even know where it is," Williams says. "I've never had friends that would come down here." Socializing with school friends got a bit easier after TransLink introduced a community shuttle service along Tsawwassen Drive in late 2008. "Before the 609 (bus) was here, they'd (friends) have to get off at the end of the reserve and walk all the way down in a big mob," Williams recalls.

That feeling of isolation shared by many TFN youth could soon be a thing of the past. On Jan. 18, an overwhelming 97 per cent of TFN members voted in favour of granting a 99-year lease to allow construction of two, large shopping malls. The proposed commercial development—which still requires a number of approvals before ground can be broken—is part of an extensive land use plan that also includes a residential and industrial component. Williams, 18, was one of 111 voters to cast a ballot last week. This is the first time she's been eligible to vote in a TFN referendum. With members' approval in place, the TFN is moving forward with plans to build 1.8 millionsquare-feet of retail and entertainment space. "It seems like such a big decision to make with such a little pen mark in a box," Williams says. She hopes her "yes" vote will help provide jobs for TFN members, including her fellow youth, and allow the TFN to build stronger ties with surrounding communities. "It's not going to be as closed off anymore," Williams says. "There's going to be lots of traffic down here and it's going to change." Recovering their culture Williams has always valued the security of living in a tight community where all residents feel like family—regardless of bloodline. Growing up with little in the way of organized entertainment or recreational facilities, she says children would play imaginative games, many of which took place on the vast expanse of flat land. "It was always fun to run in the back fields and just explore everything because it's a big place, especially for such a little kid," Williams says. She remembers catching frogs, hunting snakes, exploring her neighbour's backyard forest and hiding out in the tree fort her brother and father built three storeys above ground. With major development in the works, she

hopes future generations of children will still be able to experience the land like she did. "I don't want nature to be gone. I hope we figure out a way to keep it around." Although she has spent most of her life on TFN land—she spent a brief time in Ladner— Williams admits her knowledge of Tsawwassen culture and heritage is lacking. "I don't know much about it, personally—but I'd like to know more." And she may get that wish, thanks to future revenue generated by the proposed mall. Tsawwassen elder Ruth Adams says the retail complex will allow the TFN to reclaim their long, rich history. "We'll be able to put landmarks all over our nation to show where our ancestors walked and what we did in those locations," Adams says. Without the expected project revenue "we wouldn't have the money to get back our culture, we wouldn't have the money to get back our language." When the Tsawwassen First Nation treaty came into effect in April 2009, the TFN regained autonomy and self-governing powers after more than a century of colonial rule. Adams says TFN members were "invisible people" before the that historic occasion. "Now that we've got the treaty and we're on the map, people are looking at us differently." The oldest of 11 children, Adams was born in Vancouver and fondly remembers visiting her grandmother on the former Tsawwassen reserve during the summertime. She and her husband made the permanent move in 1991 after 35 years spent in Ladner. Going forward, Adams is hopeful her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren aren't faced with the same racism she experienced in school, or the injustices and oppressive Continued on P10

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A10 From P9 policies her own parents endured under the early Indian Act. "We're all looking at each other and ourselves in a proud way— not a guilt and shame way. I'm not ashamed of my parents going through their hardship." Creating an economy There are 430 Tsawwassen First Nation members. A little more than half live on the land; the rest are mostly divided between Bellingham, Wash. and the B.C. Interior. According to statistics collected last year, 50 per cent of members earn less than $30,000 per year. The employment rate, which refers to the number of persons employed in the week, is 57 per cent, compared to 71 per cent in B.C. The high school graduation rate stands at 52 per cent and the number of people who use social assistance is higher than in neighbouring municipalities. With the mall proposal, Tom McCarthy, manager of policy and intergovernmental affairs at TFN, says he "absolutely" expects those numbers to improve. McCarthy couldn't estimate the projected tax revenue from the project, but expects it will be "significant"—in the millions of dollars range per year. Leasehold revenues will be invested into community programs, economic development, future generations, and a portion will be distribution to individual members—though, how that portion will be calculated is still a topic of consultation. The project developers, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group, will be responsible for paying for additional infrastructure required to support the project. On the job front, construction alone is expected to create 1,500 jobs and down the line, there will be an estimated 4,500 full-time and

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part-time retail-related positions. "We are a youthful community, and so we think there's going to be many jobs for our youth and our young adults," said Chris Hartman, CEO of the TFN Economic Development Corp. Under a members benefit agreement, the developers will also put up money for job training. "Training not only in construction and retail, but also retail management, property management, a whole host of different activities, so our members can be trained in those positions and then secure a job on the project." Also negotiated is a "preferential planning policy" which will give TFN members an advantage should they want to open a business. Hartman hopes this will entice members living off land to return. "We know there's some very successful businesses in those satellite locations, so hopefully they will not only bring their business, but their families back home." A welcoming place The proposed mall development has received mixed reaction from the surrounding communities. Agricultural advocates, such as Delta Coun. Ian Paton, have lamented the loss of farmland to commercial and industrial projects. Paton explains the "prime" agricultural land that butts up against the former reserve boundary was owned by local farming families until the late 1960s when it was expropriated by the province to be used as backup industrial land. But the province never developed it. "Rather than giving the farm families the opportunity to finally, after all those years, purchase their farms back, (the provincial government) used it as trade bait in the treaty negotiation, so it was very unfortunate I thought."

Meanwhile, small business owners worry about surviving in the shadow of big-box stores, and others have questioned the viability of a mega-mall in the South Delta area. But Adams couldn't be more excited about what the future holds for her family, her fellow TFN members and their land. "We'll have sidewalks, we'll have bicycle paths, we'll have transportation with the bus," she says. And the best part is that all the decisions are entirely in the hands of the TFN. "We get to do things ourself," Adams says. "That choice is heaven and earth to us." She already knows of some members planning their return to the land, which she now compares to a "welcoming house" as opposed to the "prison" it once was under the Indian Act. "With our treaty we are opening up our arms and saying we don't mind sharing our beauty with people," she says. "It'll make the children proud because it shows them what we were and what we're going to be again—only better." At 18, Williams is still unsure what the future holds, but she hopes wherever life takes her, it eventually leads her back to the land. "I have a lot of things that I want to do, but it would always be nice to come back here to where I came from," she says. When she is ready to settle down, her home will likely look far different from the place where she used to catch frogs in ponds. But Williams is already imagining how she might turn her creativity and passion for art into a business located on the land. "I would love to have a tattoo shop," she says, "or a hair studio."

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Lower Mainland consumers more design-savvy

Housing market looks forward to 2012 The new year brings with it new expectations and new trends. This is true in the housing market as well, and Cristy Edmonds, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Fifth Avenue Marketing, has a few ideas in mind for 2012. “It will be a good, steady year,” she says. “It’s been a busy January already.” With mortgage rates at a historical low, there is still a steady supply of people moving into Greater Vancouver. “We have the benefit of the international market,” Edmonds says. Buyers from all over the world are eager to purchase a home in the Lower Mainland, but one big change that Edmonds expects to see is more end users purchasing property, instead of the speculative buyers that have historically owned homes.

She also expects to see some amazing developments going on sale this year. “You’ll see smarter, more experienced developers bringing projects to market,” she says, adding that because buyers are more design-savvy than before, they won’t accept inferior design. “This is a very sophisticated real estate market. A lot of developers have done a really good job and raised the bar.” Compared to other markets in Canada, Vancouver buyers are looking for something much more high end. “In Calgary you still get lower-end products like (linoleum) flooring, while Vancouver is more sophisticated, with granite and hardwood,” Edmonds says. “Design shows (on television) have contributed to this. They want the best of the best.”

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Listraor is continuing its reputation for excellence with its newest development, Westridge Living in Burnaby. While the Listraor name is drawing people in, buyers are staying for the beautiful homes on offer. “You’d be really hard-pressed to find these standard features,” says sales manager Ryan Lalonde. “Listraor is offering a level of detail that’s not traditionally offered.” Westridge is chock-full of amazing features, from deep soaker tubs in the master ensuite to gourmet kitchens built in an open plan design that include stone-slab countertops, stainless-steel appliances and custom cabinetry. The main living areas are perfect for entertaining, with hardwood flooring and even a space for your flat-screen television. In a masterstroke of convenience, a washer and dryer are included in every home. Ranging from 1,031 to 1,107 square feet, the homes are available in three different floorplans. The A plan is a two-bedroom single-level home with a garden-level walkout terrace, perfect for a morning cup of coffee or entertaining groups of all sizes. Above the A units are the B units, which are two-bedroom townhomes that feature stunning rooftop views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore mountains. Each home also includes two private decks and a breakfast nook. The largest homes are the C units, which have three bedrooms and large outdoor terraces. One special feature of these homes is the master bedroom and ensuite, which is located in its own

loft on the third level. If you’re looking for a bit of extra privacy, the C units are definitely for you. However, it’s not just the gorgeous homes that are bringing people in. The location itself has been a major draw, Lalonde says. “Listraor has done a beautiful job of choosing the neighbourhood,” he says. “You get an unobstructed view of the mountains.” Many of the current buyers are people who have lived in the area before and are looking for something a bit different. Westridge has this in

spades, and Lalonde says that people looking for a quality home at an amazing price will not be disappointed. “There are fabulous green spaces front and back, and you get the security and convenience of the location,” he says. Westridge is close to nearly every amenity you could ever need, including several golf courses, Simon Fraser University, plenty of shops and restaurants and even a local beach. Potential buyers are able to check out Westridge Living from the comfort of their home or office with the Online

Open House, which allows you to speak with a sales representative in real time while watching a video of your chosen floorplan. This also allows homebuyers to show their home to friends and family who may be unable to visit the presentation centre. “We can cue up clips specific to (a buyer’s) request,” Lalonde says. “It gives you a bit more comprehensive look.” If you’re more of a tactile person, Listraor also has a presentation centre. Homes start at $489,900. For more information, visit or call 778-995-9198.

Listraor has done a beautiful job of choosing the neighbourhood,” says sales manager Ryan Lalonde.

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess. BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: DEALERSHIPS Available - Polar Outdoor Furnaces. or email HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES E-CARE CONTACT CENTERS is currently seeking a self-motivated individual to work as a full time Collection Officer. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email: or by fax: (604) 587-6339. For further details please visit our website at




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ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms depend on certified A&P professionals. No experience needed! Local career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

HR@IDEXPERTS.COM T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:



EXECUTIVE Director Langley Div. of Family Practice. Details go to: Send resumes PROJECT Manager Surrey/N.Delta Div. Family Practice details go to: Email resume to:


E-mail: mikayla. or Fax: 604-796-0318

Training and ongoing development will be provided. Please reply to:

Earn up to $20/hour. NO sales, NO commissions! Full training provided. Travel, dress sharp & have fun! Must be outgoing. Call Marcia 604-777-2195


Competitive Wages!

Solutions Specialist

Wild & Crazy Can’t Be Lazy


for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of five years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.


Delta based state of the art technology provider, national in scope, requires career minded individual with post secondary education for interesting long term position. Strong technical aptitude in hardware and software, excellent telephone and flawless written and verbal communications skills required.


GREAT CAREER Opportunity in Oil and Gas Industry! Looking for young energetic individual with Class 1 license interested in learning to operate a Pile Installation truck/equipment in the Fort St. John, BC area. Opportunity to achieve full time steady work making great wages and benefits. Fax or email resumes to: 1888-731-8027 or Check us out!



Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd has an immediate opening for a Superintendent of Operations, based out of our Vernon, BC offices. The successful applicant will have at least five years of railway operations experience, hold current rules qualification and have a strong focus on safety and customer service. Please submit resumes to: Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. PORT HARDY BC- Journeyman GM Technician required. Full-time competitive pay, bonuses, benefits. Aval. immediately. Send resume to or fax (250)949-7440 Attention Cory Klassen.



BUILDING MANAGER/ CONCIERGE Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T openings (d/t only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers/Concierges. You are experienced performing administrative duties and coordinating activities related to managing buildings. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others. You must be able to provide criminal record check and possess a valid BC Security licence. We offer attractive wages including comprehensive health & dental benefits.

Please email your resume to or fax to 604-435-0516



BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!! • 6-month program . . . starts Feb. 20th, 2012 • Financial assistance available • Hurry . . . enrolment limited!!




KINGLAND FORD - Journeyman Small Engine Technician wanted Rigging boats packages, repairs & maintenance on ATV, Marine, Power Equipment and Motorcycles. Email resume: fax: 1-867-874-2843. MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN BCTQ certification mandatory. Fulltime opening @ West Coast Reduction Ltd in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call 604.575.5555



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Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert flyers! Deliver once a week, after school Fridays JI7MM7II;D 117 1 Ave, 55A St, 56 St, Diefenbaker Wynd, Summer Pl, Summer Way, Wallace Ave. 93 papers 207 Duncan Dr, Enderby Ave, Farrell Ave, Gillespie Rd, Morris Cres, Whitcomb Pl, 88 papers 209 Fairway Views Wynd, Hunter Rd, 66 papers 219 Eden Cres, Eden Pl, Ferguson Ct, Ferguson Rd, 69 papers 319 Bluff Court, 8A Ave, 49 St, Weaver Dr, 7A Ave, Dogwood Dr, Underhill Dr, 69 papers 320 6 Ave, Dogwood Dr, Dogwood Lane, Stevens Dr, Stevens Lane, Stevens Pl, Underhill Dr, 56 papers 407 16 Ave, 18 Ave, 55 St, 55A St, Candlewyck Wynd, Wildwood Cres. 123 papers

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

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LEGAL SERVICES A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627



PUPPIES FOR SALE, 6 wks old, Terrier X Chihuahua $350 Call 604-856-3855



1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

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

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

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

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FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in January, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.

1 BRAND NEW 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, garden level. Close to freeway & ferry. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $1400.

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management




WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422 Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.


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



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CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

1996 NORTEC mobile home, 14x70. Clean and bright, sunken liv. rm., lam. floors, attached room and deck. Must be moved. $42,000. (604)626-4294



Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley



NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15.



S. DELTA, bachelor ste, w/priv. entr. Avail. March 1st. To reliable mature resp. tenant. Refs. Incl. hydro, hot wtr, prk, beautiful garden, & strg, NS/NP. $500/mth. Must be able to mow lawn. (604)943-4135.



RICHMOND, 3 bdrm main floor, 1 bath, shrd WD, lrg. open yrd, shed avail. plenty prk, avail. now. $1250 + 50% utils. Nr mall. 778-892-5200.

TRANSPORTATION 810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto


2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

Phone 604-826-1186


SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper

AUTO FINANCING Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231


1994 Ford Explorer, 4x4, XLT, very clean, runs great, 160,000kms, Micheline all season tires. AirCared for 2 yrs. $3200. 604-541-0344 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2â&#x20AC;? lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4995 obo 604-826-0519 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883


2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235

RECTANGULAR LOT @ 17,145 sq ft which includes a 5266 s.f. building housing 3 OFFICES & lrg hoist equipped SHOP in Mission, BC. Property is fenced and building has security alarm. This property presently has an industrial zoning and is located in the area slated for industrial in the OCP. Shop has 3 phase, 2 overhead doors 1 is 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the other is 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and incl. a steel crane way with 2 ton cranes.


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


GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.

MALAMUTE WOLF Cross - 10 wks, 1st shots, dewormed. Great temperament. Mostly white. 1 M, 3 Fem. $700 ea. (604)319-8419 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal

Auto Loans Approved!!

Call 604-533-9780


#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




Balcony, rent incl heat & h/w. Prkg avail. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, N/P


Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530


Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles

5374 - 203rd St, Langley


DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943

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.



Spacious 1 bedroom

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

Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822

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



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


HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977


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

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2400. Call 604-970-3807.


Bayside Property Services Ltd.


CHIHUAHUA, 5 year old, female, very sweet & clean, $450. Call 604794-7347




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

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899



Call 604.946.1094




4895 - 55B St., Ladner


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442




BORDER COLLIE/LAB/shepherd X, black 18 mos old, med/lrg neutered, family friendly dog, loves to play $100 to good home (604)302-5191




NEED YOUR PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDING ERECTED? Professional crews available. We service Western Canada. All Brands. Excl references. Call MSC at 1-800-979-2993

BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 1 femâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $300. Call 604-574-5788.




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


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whatever you do...

Quality service in South Delta since 1997 PERSONAL SERVICES A27



1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519 2002 DODGE CARAVAN blue, loaded, 150K, AirCared. 778-773-6226 or 604-540-1941. 2003 CHEV AVALANCHE, auto., 4x4, white, loaded with options. $10,000 firm (604)538-9257


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