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The drink box that your child takes to school is a polycoat container made up of three material types: paper, an aluminum lining, and a plastic coating.
Environmental You probably already know that all the containers that come into a Return-It™ Depot are diverted from the landfill and recycled. What you might not know is how the materials are recycled and what they become afterwards. Here’s what happens to two types of containers you’re probably very familiar with: drink boxes and gable top cartons. They’re known as “polycoat” containers because they’re made of more than one material. The drink box that your child takes to school is made up of three material types: paper, an aluminum lining, and a plastic coating. The gable top carton in your refrigerator is made of plastic and paper. THE DIS-ASSEMBLY LINE: From the Return-It™ Depot, drink boxes and gable top cartons are shipped to a factory where a hydra-pulper mashes them to a
pulp to separate the paper fibre from any plastic or aluminum linings. 75% of the weight of a typical polycoat container is recoverable paper fibre. The resulting paper pulp is then used to make cardboard boxes of all shapes, sizes and colours, as well as toilet paper. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. For every tonne of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved. STILL MORE TO DO: Encorp Pacific operates one of the most highly regarded beverage container recycling programs in North America. And as impressive as the recovery statistics are there’s one statistic that motivates Encorp to work even harder: 13% of BC’s pop ulation admits to having thrown away a beverage container while commuting or doing leisure activities.
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Hearing adjourned Mayor's summit to promote dialogue on Southlands PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR
ark April 14 on your calendar. That's when the public will get its next shot at addressing the Corporation of Delta's proposed application to return the Southlands to the Agricultural Land Reserve. Mayor Lois Jackson set the date Monday night (March 7) as she unexpectedly adjourned the fourth night of public hearings on the controversial matter and announced the creation of a mayor's summit to discuss whether or not to develop of a portion of the 500-plus acre property which has sharply divided the community. "Since the public hearing was adjourned on Thursday evening (March 3) I have had time to consider what was heard, as I'm sure many council members have done," Jackson told the standing room capacity audience crowded into the Delta Council Chamber. "Having listened to the public it is very clear that there is no community consensus." Jackson added that what she heard most from the 90 or so speakers over the first three nights of the public hearings was a need for more discussion and exploration that could lead to a compromise on returning Southlands to a working farm. "How do we get there," Jackson asked. "It was suggested we could get there together. I heard there is a willingness of the parties to talk to each other." But the public hearing forum was not permitting that type of dialogue to take place. To assist with that Jackson said that during the adjournment period she will hold a mayor's summit, which will be closed to the public, on the future of the Southlands (for details on the summit see sidebar below). Majority property owner Century Group has proposed developing a third of the land for housing and has offered up the remainder for agricultural and recreational uses. The summit will be a forum for discussion and debate, Jackson said. "The objective will be to bring back a report that focuses on agriculture, but also considers the range
of any other perspectives heard as part of the public hearing to date." She added the adjournment will not terminate the public hearing process. "The speaker's list will be retained intact and the proposal to include lands in the ALR will continue to be the matter before council," she said. The report from the summit will be presented at the public hearing once it is reconvened. Stating the summit was an unusual step, Jackson added it was her duty as mayor to ensure council had all the information to make a thoughtful decision. "For the past 30 years the conflict on these lands has threatened to divide the community," she said. "It is my hope and my challenge that we no longer allow this to happen." Dana Maslovat, co-founder of Southlands the Facts, said he was surprised by the move. "In some ways I'm disappointed because the numbers have shown in the past the majority voice does want this agricultural land and have it protected," he said. "The fact that a public hearing with 100 speakers has shown something different still doesn't go against what a majority of the people want." He added that if the pending summit can come up with what the community wants he feels it would be a positive step forward. "I'm just cautious whether this will happen given the discussion we've had to date and the difference of opinions out there," he said. While he was also surprised at the move, Century Group president Sean Hodgins said he had the feeling Delta Council could not proceed with the way the public hearing was unfolding. "People would have just kept signing up (to speak) and it was going to be another unproductive week like last week," he said. Hodgins acknowledged that during the past three public hearing sessions his side was gaining support. "I was grateful for the people who came out and supported compromise," he said. "I think that's what people were saying." Some of those who have spoken at the public hearing on the Southlands issue were unsure about the
Crowds gather in the Delta Municipal Hall foyer after the unexpected adjournment of the Tsawwassen Area Plan public hearing. Philip Raphael photo role of and reasoning behind the mayor's summit. Longtime Tsawwassen resident Michael Anderson, who earlier in the public hearings had spoken against ALR inclusion on behalf of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, said the summit changes the rules of the public hearing process when it appeared those advocating against a return to the ALR were gathering momentum. "The public hearing process clearly showed two and a half to one against inclusion," Anderson said. "And I guess that's not the score they wanted to hear. So, they set up a committee so it's equal on both sides. I'm sorry, if you're the queen of Delta then you can do that. But as the mayor of Delta you have to live have by the rules of the public hearing process." Anderson added he is optimistic the forthcoming mayor's summit has a chance to make headway on the Southlands issue if it is not merely a political move. "If it is what they say it is, fine, but not if they are just trying to buy time." Local environmentalist Carol Vignale said the summit could make a difference, but favoured more public involvement in the process. "To have a private summit and a private dialogue it's not what we really need," she said. "And then to return to the pubic hearing right after is not adequate." The public hearing on the Southlands reconvenes April 14 at the South Delta Recreation Centre (1720 56 St.) at 7 p.m.
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The need for meaningful dialogue—that’s what is driving the forthcoming mayor’s summit focusing on the proposal to return the Southlands property to the Agricultural Land Reserve, says Delta Mayor Lois Jackson. While the first three nights of a public hearing resulted in a lengthy list of speakers, Jackson said for council to properly arrive at a decision on the contentious 500-plus acre of land in Tsawwassen further discussion needs
to take place among prominent stakeholders in the community. Jackson will chair the summit and has included CAO George Harvie and Coun. Ian Paton as the corporation’s representatives. Century Group will determine who will fill their three spots. And Jackson will select the two positions allocated to the ALR petition group and the farming and environmental communities which received one each. Jackson explained the selection process as the prerogative of the mayor. No timetable has been set to determine
how long the summit, which will be closed to the public, is set to run—although, a report from its proceedings are expected to be presented to council prior to the April 14 resumption of the public hearings. Former Delta Mayor Doug Husband, who presided over the last Southlands public hearing back in 1989 which stretched over 25 nights, making it one of the longest in Canadian history, said the idea of a mayor’s summit is novel and may be an efficient course of action that could avoid another set of marathon public hearings.
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“I am assuming Lois (Jackson), who was on council at the time of those hearings, is trying to learn from that experience,” he said. He recalled when the speakers list was getting low on numbers when the meetings stretched late into the night some people would arrive at municipal hall still in their pajamas to address council. “People used to also bring along their hot pots and have dinner right there because some of the meetings would start at 6 p.m. and then run as late as 11 p.m. or midnight,” Husband said.
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ow will intersections instead of interchanges along the South Fraser Perimeter Road impact air quality? It’s a question Delta’s Environment Advisory Committee has for the B.C. Gateway Program. Gateway’s original concept plan for the SFPR—a four-lane highway currently under construction that will connect Deltaport with major highways—included an intersection at 80th Street in Tilbury and an interchange near 96th Street in the Sunbury area.
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Air quality concerns Committee questions impact of intersections along SFPR An air quality assessment was done in September 2006 based on that design. The most recent plan now includes signalized intersections at both locations—a change that has the committee concerned about the potential increase in air pollution. “Everybody I know of is aghast they are thinking of putting in intersections rather than i n t e rc h a n g e s,” s a i d Coun. Bruce McDonald,
chair of the Environment Advisory Committee. The committee has asked Delta Council to request a new, updated air quality assessment from Gateway based on the new plan. “ We w e re t a l k i n g about the impact it has if you put intersections where you have people decelerating, accelerating, idling, braking, et cetera, et cetera,” McDonald said. “What impact does that have on
this air model we’re supposedly working on? “I would think it would have a fair impact, just because blowing through on any kind of a motor that is running smoothly is not going to produce the same kind of pollutants and volumes of outputs as decelerating and accelerating.” The Delta Chamber of Commerce has also expressed its opposition to traffic lights along the SFPR.
It has stated the effectiveness of the SFPR could be “significantly c o m p ro m i s e d” i f i t opens with intersections in the Tilbury industrial park and Sunbury area. “Large commercial vehicles of 70 feet or more in length, especially when fully loaded, need dedicated acceleration and deceleration lanes to permit their safe operation in this system,” the chamber has stated. “Without those
Metro considers limiting lawn watering JEFF NAGEL
Evening water sprinkling may be a thing of the past as Metro Vancouver mulls tighter restrictions to preserve its water supply on hot summer days. Me t ro i s c o n t e m plating amendments to its Water Shortage Response Plan that would limit residential lawn sprinkling to just 4 to 9 a.m. in the mornings on three days a week—an increase of one from the current two-day limit during the summer sprinkling restriction period. C u r r e n t l y, l a w n sprinkling from June 1 to Sept. 30 is allowed from 4 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on two permitted days a week. Evennumbered addresses get Wednesdays and Saturdays, while odd addresses can sprinkle Thursdays and Sundays. Under the proposed change, residents would also get to sprinkle on either Saturday or Sunday mornings, giving them an overall 15-hour window each week to green up their lawns. Me t r o Va n c o u v e r generally has plenty of drinking water but the system struggles to deliver enough water throughout the region at peak times in the summer. Me t ro p o l i c y a n d planning department senior engineer Stan Woods estimates the new measures would cut the water use rate at peak hours by 12 per cent and by three per
cent on peak days. Demand is lower in mornings than evenings and Woods said the change would spread lawn sprinkling demand out more evenly over the week. It would also be easy to enforce, with evening sprinkling banned outright. Woods points to the experience in Abbotsford, where morningonly sprinkling rules have been in effect the last three summers with "relatively few complaints." Most businesses and institutions have automated sprinkling systems that can simply be reprogrammed to the new times, his report said. They'd be limited to between 1 and 6 a.m. Watering of gardens, trees, playing fields and golf courses wouldn't be affected by the sprinkling rule change. The proposed changes still must be approved by the Metro
Vancouver board. And some directors are calling for a one-year delay before bringing in the new schedule. "It's too late in the process," Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt said, adding most municipalities have already sent out their calendars and rules for sprinkling for the year. "Let's let this be an education year." Metro officials say an established lawn needs only an hour of sprinkling a week – if it doesn't rain. T h e re g i o n p l a n s to continue to urge residents not to waste water on their lawns, advising them to let their lawns go dormant in summer with messaging like "brown is the new green in lawn care." Conservation helps the region reduce water pumping costs and avoid the eventual need to build costly new major infrastructure, like new reservoirs.
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The Delta Community Animal Shelter will become more accessible starting later this month. Next weekend (March 19 and 20) the shelter will host an open house at its new satellite adoption centre in Tsawwassen. The Tilbury-based shelter is hoping to increase its visibility as well as the number of adoptions in the community. "It's an opportunity for prospective pet parents to meet the cats, rabbits and dogs that are looking for permanent homes," shelter manager Sarah Lowe said in a media release. The satellite adoption centre will be in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall mid-March through October, in a space donated by mall owner Century Group. It will feature information about the shelter's services, responsible pet ownership, bylaws, volunteering, dog license
sales, behavior and wildlife management. The open house, called the Meet Your Match Weekend, will run March 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and March 20, noon to 5 p.m. Future open hours will be posted at the centre (1299 56 St.) once they have been scheduled. "The goal for every adoption is to find a loving home for our animals," Lowe said. In the meantime, the DCAS has also been looking for a new home since learning the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a fourlane highway currently under construction that will connect Deltaport with major highways, will run past their current site at 7450 80th Street. "You can pretty much throw a rock at the trucks," said Lowe. She said high traffic and the noise that accompanies is a major disturbance for the animals. The Corporation of Delta has set aside funding for a new facility in this year's budget.
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o have locally grown food be accessible to all—that's a lofty yet admirable vision. It's a common goal shared by the B.C. Association of Farmers' Markets and the Richmond Food Security Society, which have partnered to present "Working Together to Strengthen Our Local Food System." It's a three-day event (March 11 to 13) featuring two separate conferences, one by the BCAFM and one by the RFSS. Kristine Ladner resiSalzmann dent Elizabeth Quinn, manager of the BCAFM, says both groups share the same values. "We're bringing the two ideas t o g e t h e r : h ow farmers' markets provide local food to lots of people, and the RFSS is ensuring all people, and more low income folks, can have access to local food," she says. Quinn and her husband have lived in Ladner a mere month and a half, but are already immersing themselves in the local agricultural community. Quinn's husband, James Gates, is the farm manager at the small-scale organic Earthwise Society farm in Boundary Bay. They moved to Ladner after living a short period in Vancouver, but with their interest in agriculture Ladner was the goal when they left their home in the Kootenays. "I was involved with purchasing food from farmers in the Kootenays," Quinn says. "And we were growing food and doing very small scale farming. When we moved to the Lower Mainland I wanted to get involved with local food, and got involved with (the B.C.) Farmers' Market." She says farmers' markets are the public face of agriculture, and through
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LETTERS Rethink proposal Dear mayor and council members, please rethink your recent proposal to put the Southlands back into agricultural designation, and your loss of control which may result. My school treasurer attitude of frugality impels me to write. It seems to me that wasting public money by imposing very high costs on Delta taxpayers, to develop farm-
Plan needs a closer look Delta Council, I am horrified and very disappointed at your unfair and high-handed bullying involved in trying to return the Southlands to the ALR.
Housing on the Southlands a mistake Fi r s t o f a l l , t h e Ce n t u r y Group must be congratulated for somehow convincing a substantial number of people that building almost 2,000 homes on one of the last prime farmland properties in South Delta is actually not a development. T h a t c a l l i n g i t “u r b a n agriculture” will make everything OK. But when the dust settles, and the buildings have been built, and
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Three days of public hearings on whether to include the Southlands in the ALR are temporarily giving way to a mayor's summit meant to open dialogue on the matter from both sides of the issue. The public hearing has been scheduled to resume April 14.
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land dikes, irrigation, and drainage, and to fund further studies on the viability and negative probabilities of returning to farmland, when you have a wonderful Southlands development, that has been carefully planned by local residents, and that gives a huge park to the taxpayers at no cost, is a no brainer. Why does council not do what is best for all Delta taxpayers, instead of acceding to the "no," attitude of some Tsawwassen residents, which will result in a hefty tax increase for all Delta taxpayers, the vast majority of whom
will see no benefit. Residents including the naysayers will gain most of the area as a park, so the outlook will be largely as it appears today. The developer will be creating another valuable asset for Delta residents, as his father did before him, and our already heavy tax bill will remain as is. Since the farmland is very costly to farm due to its small size and isolation, the best answer seems obvious to me.
You are making this decision against all reason or benefits to Delta. On the contrary, returning the Southlands to the ALR does not solve the problem but opens up an entirely new can of worms. This decision could cost the whole of Delta millions of tax
dollars, resulting in an unsustainable, industrial scale farming operation which no Tsawwassen resident wants. For once, why don’t you look closely at the plan, and consider the long term effects of what you are trying to do.
some 5000 people have moved into the area, something precious will have been lost forever, and there will be no going back. You can call Century’s proposal whatever you like, and Sean Hodgins can charette and workshop this thing to death, but the fact is, Southlands is the last place in B.C. that this kind of development should be taking place. It’s a pity that Hodgins can’t see that the finest gift he could ever give South Delta—which has been so good to him and his family— would be to put the Southlands in a nature trust/agricultural preserve
of some kind and keep this area as wonderful and unique as it is now. People from other parts of the world that have made the same mistake Hodgins is contemplating look at this situation and wonder why on earth we would even consider building on Southlands. As for John Savage being against the ALR proposition, well, he’s a Socred retread, and will oppose anything put forward by the NDP purely out of instinct. A farmer against the ALR! Does that make any sense to you?
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Don't forget the political centre One of the bugaboos being thrown around is that premier-designate Christy Clark, a federal Liberal at heart, will move the B.C. Liberals to the left, thus reinvigorating B.C.’s Conservative Party. Unless Clark appoints NDP hardcore lefty Harry Lali as finance minister, this is unlikely to happen. Some pundits (mostly of the left-of-centre variety) predicted the B.C. Conservatives would impact some ridings in the 2009 election. While the Conservatives finished third in a few Okanagan-area ridings, they had no impact as the Liberals swept that region. The party has not much going for it other than a name—it’s had no leader for almost two years and has been plagued by infighting in the past. But to set the cat among the political pigeons, rumours swirled around this week that Delta Richmond East Conservative MP John Cummins was seriously considering putting both feet into the provincial conservative camp. He is already one of its advisors and would give the party more profile. To further muddy the waters, there’s also the B.C. First Party, led by one-time Conservative candidate and current anti-HST guru Chris Delaney. Also, to think Clark has a left streak is a matter of perspective. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation, remembering Clark’s tough approach from her previous stint in government, wouldn’t think so. And during the leadership race, Clark supported a mine proposal so bad that even Stephen Harper’s really right-wing Conservatives turned it down. In fact, the Liberals should be more interested in grabbing the political centre. Clark has a potential threat in Mike Farnworth who is seen as a moderate and is getting favourable polling numbers. Unfortunately, Farnworth is running for the New Democrats, who reacted to the turmoil created by Premier Gordon Campbell’s aboutface on the HST and subsequent resignation by toppling their own leader through some very public infighting. —Richmond Review
South Delta Leader Friday, March 11, 11, 2011 2011
Time for sober thought on the Southlands
www.southdeltaleader.com A9 should take place in our community. To proceed with the application at this time simply takes the discussion in front of the Agricultural Land Commission whose members are not elected by nor accountable to Delta residents. I believe this is consistent with mayor and council's often expressed desire to be the advocates on behalf of Delta residents about matters that affect our community. I look for ward to engaging in a productive dialogue to arrive at a mutual understanding and consensus with my fellow residents as to how best to meet the future needs of Tsawwassen.
The need is great. Harold Steves, the well-known Richmond Councillor with impeccable credentials stated on Thursday March 3, that Southlands has good farmland as proven by its history when it was a working farm. Delta citizens supported farmland on the Ipsos Reid poll to 63 per cent, we are told. Also there are 1,100 names on the petition to return Southlands to the ALR. I do not wish to contribute to higher food prices for my children’s future by reducing supply while demand for food will increase. A simple supply and demand rule. Two thousand houses with all the traffic, lights, noise, pollution and farmland degradation
that would bring is not a feasible vision for land that will grow good food. Not unless we expect our population to diminish and need less food. I am asking mayor and Delta Council to respect democracy accordingly. We must secure the food source for our children’s future. April 1 Weston Foods is increasing its food prices by five per cent. This is just the beginning, I expect. Delta must respect the contribution its valuable farmland can make towards a stable future for this region.
I am opposed to your (Delta staff ) proposal to request inclusion of the Southlands into the ALR. Please consider the following—in no particular order. Is this a way to get the council out of
a very difficult decision, by transferring responsibility to the ALC and especially in an election year? Should this plan have been created by your CAO George Harvie? Surely with the location of his residence this would qualify as a conflict of interest. In any case Mr. Harvie has come to this
position with only 30 requests to do so. I do not want to pay for the cost of the drainage etc. required to bring the lands to a proper farm-able level. Have you considered the cost to the community?
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Dear Mayor and Council, In response to the Tsawwassen Area Plan Bylaw Amendments, I concur that it will be very important to encourage local population growth to support local businesses. I would add that there are other important facilities, such as neighborhood schools, which would also benefit from reversing the negative population growth trend for Tsawwassen. Therefore, I support the recommendations to increase building height in the town core and see this as an
Not business as usual Sitting through three nights of the public hearing of the Southlands inclusion to the ALR has been important. This is not business as usual anymore. As farmland becomes scarce in Delta, thanks to Gateway, the port and TFN developments, so does the intensity of pressure placed upon council to do the right thing. Surely Mr. Hodgins has felt it by the mighty campaign he has put forth and the average citizen by all of this. If we had ample farmland, cheap oil, a stable climate with average rains it would be business as usual. Unfortunately for us all, this is no longer the case.
ALR inclusion opposed
Doubt, a Parable by John Patrick Shanley, is presented by The Sidekick Players. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. When: March 9 to 19 at 8 p.m., with one matinee March 13, 2 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Arts Centre. To reserve call 604-288-2415. Adults $18, seniors $15.
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Earthwise Society's Organic Master Gardener course will provide you with organic solutions to gardening challenges. When: Twice a week, Monday and Wednesday evenings, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 14 to May 4. Where: Earthwise Society's Boundary Bay garden. Offered in partnership with Gaia College. Course details can be found at www. earthwisesociety.bc.ca/programs.htm. Can lead to certification in organic land care from the Society of Organic Urban Landcare.
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Local Celtic band Doghouse will play at the Tsawwassen Legion. When: March 12, Irish-themed dinner at 6 p.m. followed by music by Doghouse to dance the night away. Where: Tsawwassen Legion. Reserve tickets ($15) by calling 604-943-0232.
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Classical guitarist Ryan Enns performs at the next Ovation Performance Series concert March 13. Contributed photo former Ryan Enns returns to South Delta in his North American tour to perform in the Ovation Performance Series, along with violinist Patrick Ernst. When: March 13, 7 p.m. Where: Cedar Park Church. Proceeds
Metro Vancouver is trying to limit the spread of mega houses on farmland is urging the province to step in. Visit southdeltaleader.com and click on the 'News' tab.
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Spring is in the air and that means it's time for the Spring Art Show. When: Now until March 18. Where: McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. Works will feature watercolour, pen and ink, oil, acrylic, oriental brush and tole painting. The free show culminates with an awards presentation March 25. For information on the art show call 604-946-1411.
The winners of the Water in Words writing contest for students in Grades 4-12 were announced recently. Visit southdeltaleader.com and click on the 'Community' tab.
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'Greening' the three Rs for a better environment
have an old Green- ask: Who wants to see a Peace button that natural beautiful landdeclares "No time to scape littered with the evidence of thoughtless waste." This phrase always consumption? As a teacher I rely on makes me smile as I think of the double the 3R’s schema with its meaning, an ultimate accompanying symbols spin. We really do have to educate: reduce, reno time to be wasteful use, recycle. This schema has been embedded now. In the Lower Main- in the recognizable triland the prospect of angle symbol. Recently, waste incineration to other R’s are being condispose of our garbage sidered that recognize still looms. As our metro the complexity of the population grows the challenge. They are ‘Rethink’ and option of Barb ‘Refuse’. incinerating Hinson For Rethink: our waste will when you be resurrectchoose a proded; even if we uct or service do manage to try to be aware divert more of the whole recyclables process that from the has gone into waste stream bringing that the garbage product to volume will m a r k e t . Fo r undoubtedly each product or service continue to grow. In the future, will there is a total ecologiwe have enough land- cal footprint to be confill space? Do we need sidered (for an on-line to burn our trash? It overview visit storyofis imperative we each stuff.com or visit your continue to rethink our local library for a copy approach to consump- of the book by Anne tion to responsibly plan Leonard). For Refuse: if you for the future. For personal inspira- see a wasteful product tion I think of my for- or practice, speak up. mer days on kayaking Consider engaging in a journeys, on the water friendly “green” converand camping on remote sation with the product stakeholders (owners, lands for up to 10 days. On kayaking trips manufacturers, distribthere were no garbage utors, volunteer groups, dumps. You left your governments). Try to convince othcampsite clean. Whatever packaging you took ers being wasteful is not in, you took out. Since acceptable. Within your there is precious space community organizainside a kayak you were tions try to establish a very careful in selecting green policy or sustainability charter and try your “consumables." Fo o d i n b u l k y o r your best to stick to it. For inspiration excessive packaging was a no-no. We avoided r e m e m b e r a l w a y s , single-use containers. you are the ultimate No trash would be left stakeholder, and this is certainly “no time to behind. As an environmental- waste." Barbara Hinson is ist I wish everyone has a similar social respon- a resident of Tsawwassibility experience. It sen and an elementary tunes you in to nature. teacher in the Vancouver It makes you become public system. She is a covery aware of your con- founder of the discussion suming practices. It group GO GREEN Delta, forces you to sort your which meets monthly in waste responsibly into the Tsawwassen library, what can be composted, and a proud member of recycled or re-used. And the VESTA Sustainability it hopefully leads you to Committee. Going green
important incentive to create modest growth for Tsawwassen. With respect to the recommendation to include all agriculturally zoned lands within Tsawwassen in the Agricultural Land Reserve, I would ask council take more time to examine the implications of the loss of local control as I am concerned that some allowable agricultural practices enabled by The Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act could be ver y detrimental to our community. There has not been a community discussion with respect to any proposal for the land referred to as the "Southlands" and I believe that, before we proceed on any application to the ALC, this discussion
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Project Bloom Celebrating the strength of women Local women gathered at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (March 8) to hear from passionate, inspirational female role models—and they weren't disappointed. The third annual Project Bloom: Women in Business, hosted by The South Delta Leader and Kathie Madden Events, featured three speakers plus Global BC Morning News anchor Sophie Lui as the event's emcee. Ladner resident Laurel Middelaer told the story of her vibrant, fourand-a-half-year old daughter Alexa, who was killed by an impaired driver at in May 2008. She and her husband have since created the Alexa
Middelaer Memorial Fund with the goal of reducing impaired driving related deaths by 35 per cent between 2008 and 2013. Vancouver-based human rights lawyer and former Paralympic swimmer Carla Qualtrough, who is legally blind, shared her passion for inclusion and accessibility in sport. And Panorama-Surrey MLA Stephanie Cadeaux inspired guests with the story of her journey recovering from a car crash at age 18 to being asked to run for the B.C. Liberals and becoming an advocate for people with physical disabilities. Delta TV will air a clip from Project Bloom daily at noon, 12:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. until March 16.
Above, back row (left to right): Host Kathie Madden of Kathie Madden Events, human rights lawyer and Paralymian Carla Qualtrough, South Delta Leader publisher and host Chrissie Bowker. Front row (left to right): advocate against impaired driving Laurel Middelaer, emcee and Global TV Morning News Anchor Sophie Lui, and Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux. All photos by Rob Newell
"Thank you so much for putting on the amazing event today. I was so happy to have heard Laurel Middelaer speak and came away feeling an overwhelming combination of what felt like raw emotion and strength from her words. I enjoyed the food and, of course, the great ladies. Kudos!" —Joni Wright, CAPTIN Toyota Left: Global BC's Sophie Lui interviewed each of the speakers in what was dubbed an 'Oprah-style' setting. Below: Carla Qualtrough inspired guests with her passion and dedication to increasing accessibility to sport for marginalized groups. Bottom: Guests were given purple bracelets with the words 'Spirit,' 'Tenacious' and 'Love' in support of the Alexa Middelaer Memorial Fund.
Above: Stephanie Cadieux offered up 10 life lessons that were thoughtful, humourous and candid, based on experiences from living with a spinal cord injury since a car crash at 18 to public life as a politician.
Left: Laurel Middelaer gave guests insight into her tenacious, loving, spirited daughter, Alexa, which brought tears to many, and spoke about why her family has chosen to advocate for safer roads in B.C. Above: Middelaer also spoke about choice, and it seemed fitting one of the day's quotes included the above by author J.K. Rowling.
"I just wanted to thank you for extending the invitation to me to attend yesterday’s event. I had a really great time – what an amazing group of speakers! Truly inspirational women." —Tanya Corbet, Tsawwassen First Nation
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Backing Alexa's bus Almost $1,500 was raised at this year's Project Bloom: Women in Business event for the Alexa Middelaer Memorial Fund's Back the Bus campaign. The campaign, which officially kicked off last week (March 3), is raising funds for five mobile blood alcohol testing units. They will be painted purple, Alexa's favourite colour, and feature a photo of the blonde, smiling toddler who was killed by an impaired driver in May 2008. At Project Bloom, Laurel Middelaer recalled how on the day of
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Alexa's death, she and her husband crawled under the comforter in Alexa's room, which their daughter had coloured with a purple marker. Though the comforter was now clean and white, they soon discovered Alexa had outlined her drawer handles in purple, her bedroom windows, and even Sponge Bob Square Pants' arm pits. The bright purple buses, which cost $250,000 each, will serve as an educational tool, a visual deterrent to impaired driving, and be an effective and efficient tool for police. For more details about the campaign, visit alexasbus.com.
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Little House, BIG hearts PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR
t wasn’t supposed to be this way. For families trying to cope with a loved one trapped in the self destructive cycle of substance addiction it seldom is. And it can often come as a surprise how far down someone has drifted before their problem surfaces. Jane—not her real name—was a gifted child. She went to private school, tested in the 97th percentile and took vocal lessons from a noted opera singer and played piano. “She was just this beautiful and bubbly girl, very charismatic,” says her mother, a Tsawwassen resident. On the surface there wasn’t a problem in sight. She’d always kept the family curfew. And often, when she was out at a friend’s home for dinner, she’d call in to tell her parents where she was. “We actually only found out she was a drug addict when she overdosed on cocaine and the Delta Police phoned telling me she was in hospital,” Jane’s mother says. “She had hid it very well. She got up every day for school and got good grades.” To her surprise, Jane’s mother later found out from her daughter’s school counsellor that school officials already knew she was a drug user, but because Jane was over the age of 14 there was a matter of confidentiality
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that prevented relaying that information— which included the fact she had been dealing drugs a couple of years earlier when she was in Grade 10. What followed were numerous brushes with the police locally which led to her mother asking the police to arrest her daughter. “That way she could go into drug rehab,” says Jane’s mother. She decided to tell her story to help raise awareness of a fundraising campaign to re-establish the Little House Society’s expanded facility on 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen which fell victim to arson in 2009. The community-based non-profit organization has been serving the community for 27 years and its mandate is to promote and advance education related to substance use, abuse, and addiction, and abstinence-based recovery from addiction. Little House president Jim Stimson, who has been clean and sober for 39 years, said the organization’s mandate is to create a healthier, safer and more knowledgeable caring community. “The goal and objective of the Little House is not so much to hold these meetings—we can meet in other places. It’s to create this educational awareness, this increase sense of knowledge, understanding and awareness of substance use, abuse, addiction and recovery for families, early on," he said. Little House was originally run by RADAT (Richmond Alcohol and Drug Abuse Team) and used the building as an outpatient coun-
Society to raise substance abuse help facility from the ashes
seling service. That evolved into a meeting place for indi individuals and families in recovery which eventually became a non-profit society in 2004. Five years later the arson fire gutted the building and Little House has operated locally in rented space. Plans are to rebuild on the original site, and a fundraising campaign is underway to come up with the $225,000 needed. The response to date has been exceptional. One local on board is Tsawwassen Rotarian Leslie Abramson whose own life was affected by addiction with the loss of her son. “I told my Rotary Club that when this is all finished this community will be very proud of the Little House. To say that we did it,” says Abramson, who along with former Delta mayor Doug Husband are co-chairs of the fundraising campaign. “It’s (the fundraising campaign) quickly turned into a community based barn-raising,” Stimson says. “It’s recalling spirit of community which we usually don’t see unless there’s a serious calamity.” But there is a calamity, largely unseen in today’s society which often tries to cover up the problem of substance abuse and addiction. “The average age of first time use of substances in our province is 12. And it’s dropping right now to age 10,” Stimson says, based on anecdotal evidence from treatment agencies.
Little House Society's Jim SStimson and Tsaw Tsawwassen Rotarian Leslie Abramson (also on our cover) revie review a fundraising camp campaign brochure. A total of $225,000 is need needed to rebuild the facili facility on 12th Ave. in Tsaw Tsawwassen. Tyler Garnham photo
To deal with that scope of o problem the Little House board of directors has been expanded and an education advisory council struck to lengthen its reach into the community. For example, one of the programs scheduled to start soon is called The Heart of a Mother. “It’s for mothers and grandmothers in South Delta who have a child or grandchild who is caught up in some form of substance abuse and they don’t know what to do,” says Stimson, adding the 13 to 15 spots will likely be filled quickly. It’s a program that hits close to home for another local mom who had to deal with her daughter’s addiction. For Mary—not her real name—the future had looked bright. Her mother says she was always a smart, bright and sassy kid, full of life. “She was very good with horses, trained and rode them and was 12 when she entered high school.” That was when things started to go wrong. “She was suspended for three days in her first term for smoking pot in the bushes near the school,” says her mother, adding there were never any early indications of drug use. But that first incident led to others over the years and Mary’s grades began to drop and the drug use escalated. She started using crystal meth. “Since she’s left school (Mary is now 24) I found out she’s been using GHB (GammaHydroxybutyric acid) and heroin, something
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www.southdeltaleader.com A13 Top: Donations from have been flowing in from the community for the re-establishment of the Little House facility. Recently, (L-R) Murray Lott from the Delta Law Office, Holly Swenson, representing her longtime Westahm Island farming family, and pastor Paul Woehrle of St. David's Anglican joined Little House Society capital campaign co-chair Leslie Abramson (centre) and society president Jim Stimson to present their combined contributions. Plans are to have the new facility open by early 2012 to replace the building (below) destroyed by an arson fire in 2009. Contributed photos
she never did before. She’s living in Richmond somewhere, on welfare. “She’s in a really bad way.” Mary’s mother says beyond the principle concerns for the health and safety for her child comes guilt and misplaced shame for what is an illness—addiction. “We have to try and take the shame away,” she says. “Because when you have a child who’s an addict you feel shame. And you feel as if you’re being judged.” “That’s because the illness is not understood by the community,” Stimson adds. The toll can also be significant on the family of an addict. “If they don’t get into a healing process, they are four times as likely to have an emotional or physical breakdown than the substance abuser themselves will. Because the substance abuser has the distinct advantage of being numb during all the problems they are causing with the family,” Stimson says. “And the family is trying to deal with this on raw emotion, hold down jobs, keep mortgages paid and see their own flesh and blood as a child going down the tube.” For Jane, now 21, the help from Little House could have played a
significant role as she did enter rehab but relapsed just weeks after finishing her treatment. After being asked to leave the family home to help protect her younger brother from the negative effects of her behaviour, Jane has steadily spiraled downwards, said her mother. “She’s lived with addicts, lost a lot of weight, lost her teeth from the use of crystal meth (a physical effect where you produce less saliva and more acid in your mouth which can cause tooth decay, gum disease, bone and tooth loss), and she’s cut off welfare,” says her mother. “I hardly see her anymore. And finally the phone company have stopped giving her a phone. I still get calls from (drug money) collectors because she leaves my phone number. “But I have hope. She’s young. She’s been through several drug programs and when she’s hits bottom, whenever that is, maybe she’ll go back into recovery.” Both mothers believe a reestablished Little House with a broader mandate can be a valuable tool in the community. “It would be hugely beneficial,” says Mary’s mom, who knew very
little about the drug culture and didn’t know where to turn to for help. “I think that it’s just fantastic we can get out into the community and advocate on addiction,” says Jane’s mother. “You know, it’s not just that addict down on skid row with a needle in their arm. It’s your kid at the local high school. It’s that person in front of the liquor store panhandling. It’s that housewife using crystal meth just to get through the day. “If we can get that education out there and take away the stigma it will be fantastic.” The Little House Society’s goal is to have completed fundraising by June 4 and the building finished and operating by early 2012. For more information call 778-887-1828 or visit littlehousesociety.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
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t’s a recipe for success Nat Bailey would have been proud of. News late February the White Spot chain of 119 restaurants has enjoyed remarkable success through what is considered the tail end of a recession probably would have been good enough for the legendary owner who started the business 83 years ago. But the fact the business was also named as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies would likely be the cherry on top. Company president and Ladner resident Warren Erhart said in a telephone interview the chain of fast and full service eateries had one of its best ever years as its figures showed a staggering 87 per cent of British Columbians who went out to eat in 2010 did so at a White Spot. “We’d have liked 100 per cent,” quipped Peter Toigo, Managing Director of Shato Holdings Ltd., White Spot’s parent company which has family roots in South Delta. “Being named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is an exceptional honour as it further validates our deep commitment to our employees, guests
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Delta Hospital Foundation 12th Annual Delta Health Golf Classic Kings Links by the Sea (3388 72 St.) June 9, 11 a.m. registration and tee-off at 1 p.m. All money raised goes to Delta Hospital. For more details or to register visit www. deltahospital.com or call 604-940-9695. Delta Museum and Archives Delta Heritage Golf Classic Kings Links by the Sea (3388 72 St.) June 10, noon registration and 1 p.m. shotgun start. Help give heritage a future by helping the museum more effectively and efficiently share Delta's rich history with all residents and visitors. To learn more call 604-946-9322. Boys and Girls Clubs 20th Anniversary Invitational Golf Tournament
Tournament Beach Grove Golf Club (5946 12 Ave.) June 24, noon registration, 1:15 p.m. shot gun start. Join the Chamber at its 23rd annual tournament for a day of socializing, networking and prizes. Visit www. deltachamber.ca to register or call 604-946-4232. B.C. Guide Dog Services and Autism Support Dogs Golf for Guide Dogs 2011 Beach Grove Golf Club (5946 12 Ave.) August 26, 1 p.m. shotgun start. This event raises funds for the work done by the Ladner-based B.C. Guide Dog Services and Autism Support Dogs. Visit www.bcguidedog.com, email guidedog@ telus.net, or call 604-940-4504 for more information.
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Foam pit fundraiser for Delta Gymnastics to kick off KRISTINE SALZMANN REPORTER
Andy Carter is waist-deep in Delta Gymnastics Society's latest fundraising efforts. The Tsawwassen Thrifty Foods manager is sponsoring the society's foam cube campaign, helping the organization raise money needed to fill two large foam pits at the new Delta Sport Development Centre currently under construction in Ladner. Starting March 15 until April 15, Thrifty Foods customers can purchase the five-byfive inch foam cubes for $2 each. Thrifty Foods will match donations up to $5,000, and in return one of the pits will bear the company's name. Carter says he is happy and proud to
support the new centre, scheduled to open mid-April, noting healthy eating and an active lifestyle goes hand in hand. "Healthy food, healthy eating, and healthy kids are really important," he said while up to his waist in old foam cubes at the current pit at the South Delta Recreation Centre. Young gymnasts and their families can also purchase foam cubes at the recreation centre for $5, and can sign a message on their cube. Before opening day, Delta Gymnastics will host a foam pit filling day where the society's gymnasts and Thrifty Foods staff will throw the thousands of cubes into the two pits. The organization is also looking for volunteers to help it move to the new development centre on April 9.
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Tsawwassen Thrifty Foods manager Andy Carter will match donations to the Delta Gymnastics' foam cube campaign at the store up to $5,000. Kristine Salzmann photo
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local flavour Lil McVittie of the Celtic Treasure Chest in Tilbury displays some good old fashioned comfort food—Dublin coddle—which uses sausages and bacon from the old country. Philip Raphael photo
One pot warmth Traditional Irish dish chases away the chills Dublin coddle. Just the name of the recipe sounds welcoming and warm. And when you taste it, you’re sure to be brought to that special place all cozy and comfy. It’s a meal idea designed to chase away the rainy days and chills, and one Lil McVittie says is easy to prepare. McVittie, along with husband Steve, runs three locations of the Celtic Treasure Chest which imports specialty foods from the U.K. They set up their Tilbury store (#147550 River Rd.) about a year ago, mainly as a warehouse, but then decided to add a storefront which has proven to be very popular. “It’s been going gangbusters,” says Steve. “We’ve got people coming from Surrey, to and from their way to work in Tilbury. It’s been busy.” The Dublin coddle recipe is one of many they feature on their web site (celtictreasurechest.ca). “We kinda lean towards the recipes with the sausages because they are
fantastic,” says Steve, adding the business routinely sells about 500 lbs. of them a week. The Dublin coddle is typical of a lot of the older Irish recipes because it’s a one pot dish, says Lill. “There’s Irish bacon, Irish sausages, potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic. You can use either cider or apple juice. And it’s easy to make and really good,” she says. “You’ve got to go back in the history. They (Irish and Scottish) used to sell all the good stuff and whatever they had left was thrown into one pot,” Steve says. Today, the dish calls for much better cuts of meat to make it much lower in fat. “The bacon and the sausages, they are both very lean,” says Lil, says. “The sausages are five per cent or less in fat.” “And there’s no additives or preservatives, MSG or nitrates,” adds Steve. —Philip Raphael
Dublin coddle INGREDIENTS 1 lb. slice Irish bacon 2 lbs. Dubliner sausage vegetable oil 2 large onions, sliced 2 cloves of garlic 4 large potatoes, sliced thick
2 medium carrots, sliced in rounds 1 bouquet garni (fresh herbs ties with string and black pepper) apple juice or apple cider (enough to cover the coddle) fresh parsley, for garnish
DIRECTIONS Brown the sausages, but do not overcook. Brown the bacon, but do not crisp. Pour a light layer of vegetable oil on the bottom of a cooking pot. Layer the sausages, potatoes, bacon, sliced onions, and slice carrots. Chop up cloves of garlic and add to layers. Insert garni in centre of casserole.
Cover with apple cider or apple juice. The perfect way to cook it is in a heavy casserole pot in a very low oven at 250F. A slow simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours allows the flavours to blend. When cooked, serve and garnish with chopped parsley. Variations can include adding turnips, parsnips or any other root vegetable.
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History encapsulated Chamber collects artifacts to tell a tale of past and present PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR
he Delta Chamber of Commerce marked a bit of local history last week by setting a date in future history—100 years from now. That's when a time capsule, filled with items denoting the past and present, will be cracked open. Fo r m e r c h a m b e r presidents and chairs were on hand at the chamber office to fill the three-foot-high stainless steel cylinder with a host of artifacts, ranging from the framed original first minutes of the Delta Board of Trade's inaugural meeting on March 4, 1910, to a CD containing images of a local RV rental business. "Based on our current status of Delta, we have a contribution from Vicki Huntington, (Delta South) ML A, from the Corporation of Delta an annual report to show what's going on in Delta today and various other artifacts," said chamber executive director Peter Roaf. Opening day is set for March 2110. So, what will likely be the reaction when it's opened? "From 1910 to 2010 a lot happened," Roaf said. "Can you imagine what's going to happen between 2010 and 2110 in terms of technology and the community? "Let's hope that a lot of it's the same in terms of the community, but technology and the ways of doing things will be so different," he added. "There's so many things that stay the same over a period of time that maybe they'll draw some assurance that some of the problems they are facing at their time are ones we faced then," said current chamber chair John Appleby. "Transportation and farming issues, the river still runs through us. That's not going to change. The likelihood is that ships will be still be tying up somewhere and chances are there will be as many similarities as there will be differences." "Hopefully they will be excited when they open it," said former
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c h a m b e r p re s i d e n t Leslie Abramson, who was part of the committee responsible for Delta's centennial time capsule 32 years ago. "I hope they say more has changed. But I hope the lifestyle is kind of the
Right: Delta Chamber of Commerce presidents past and present were on hand to place items in a time capsule which will remain sealed for the next century. Philip Raphael photo
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Delta Ice Hawks forward Cody Fidgett forces a save from Richmond Sockeyes netminder Aaron Oakley during PIJHL playoff action Tuesday night (March 8) at Ladner Arena. The hometown 'Hawks fell 4-3 in overtime and trail in the best of seven series 2 games to 1. Jim Kinnear photo
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'Hawks fall in overtime Sockeyes battle back to take series lead in third playoff tilt PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR
he Richmond Sockeyes got back in the driver’s seat in their PIJHL playoff series against the Delta Ice Hawks Tuesday night at Ladner Arena (March 8) with a 4-3 overtime win. Richmond’s Jeremy Hamaguchi ended the ‘Hawks hopes for an edge in the seven-game series when he got the puck past goalie Nick Enegren at 7:03 of the extra period. The night started out well for the Ice Hawks who came into the night even at one apiece with the Sockeyes who had
the best record in the PIHL regular season. The Sockeyes took game one of the series with a 4-3 overtime result March 5 at Richmond Arena. The ‘Hawks battled back with a commanding 6-1 win March 6 at Ladner Arena. Delta’s Cody Fidgett opened the scoring for the home side Tuesday at 1:58 of the first period Tuesday. The Sockeyes replied quickly to even the score w h e n Bra y d e n L ow
found the back of the net at the 2:29 mark. Fidgett then potted his second on the night on the ‘Hawks powerplay with about a minute and a half to go in the period to restore the one goal lead. The middle frame was dominated by the Sockeyes on the scoresheet as they rattled off a pair of goals—Hamaguchi on the powerplay and Jake Roder on an even strength marker at 16:36. Ryan Cuthbert then pulled the ‘Hawks even
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HAIGH, Judy Bernice, nee Rogers, 62, passed away, Monday March 7 2011 at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, BC. Judy was born November 23 1949 in Vancouver and was an only child. Judy attended Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver. She then resided on the North Shore and chose to call Tsawwassen, Delta her home for the last 25 years. Judy opened her own accounting firm, JBH Professional in June 1987 and the business continues to be in operation today. Judy spent her free time gardening, travelling the world and sailing with her husband. Judy is survived by her nephew, Simon and his family as well as extended family. Judy is predeceased by her beloved husband, Keith, of 38 years, mother and father. A service and reception will take place Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10am at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s name can be made to Irene Thomas Hospice (part of the Delta Hospice Society), Delta Animal Shelter or the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Judy, we will miss you deeply. You are forever in our hearts.
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SHOWER DOOR INSTALLERS BC’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced FullTime Shower Door, Mirror and Shelves installers, Wood Closet Organizer Installers and Glass Cutters. Positions available in the Lower Mainland area. Very exciting packages will be offered according to previous experience. Contact 604-710-1581. Candidates can also fax their resume at 604-592-2690.
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
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5374 - 203rd St, Langley
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Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.
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1990 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, 165K, Air Cared. Very clean. Loaded. $2495 obo 604-589-5950 1998 BUICK LASABRE V6, new tires & brakes. Supreme cond. Low km. Private. $5700. 604-593-5072 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, only 84K, clean, auto, Air Cared, $6500 obo. 604-589-5950
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NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com NEWFOUNDLANDER pup, P/B. Ready in Apr. $1,200 (604)8191466 No Sun calls PITBULL Terriers, Purebred looking for great homes. Asking $500. For more info. Andrew (604) 798-1616 POM POO, black & tan, 2 yr. old male. Needs fenced yard & loving adults. $275 obo 778-988-6591 PUGS, fawn, 3 male, 2 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $550. (604)799-1611 Agassiz YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts
Complete Garden / Landscape Designs & Makeovers New Homescapes • Outdoor Living Spaces • Gardening Brick / Block • Retaining Walls • Pavers • Cultured Stone Railings • Pillars • Gates • Driveways • Masonry Lighting / Sprinkler / Drainage Systems Lawn Installations • Pruning • Weeding • Clean-Ups Strata/Commercial/Residential Maintenace Programs Fencing • Landscape Products • Home Improvements (see our Home Improvement ad under section 287 Home Improvement)
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 4L, good cond, New tires, New radiator, Aircare for 2 years asking $5000 (604)826-6256 Bill 2003 HONDA CRV EX, Well maint. auto, A/C, clean, N/S., no acc, 210kms. $11,500. (604)556-7674 2006 LAND ROVER LR3 SE, dark blue, 40K MLS/64K KMS, no accid, lady driven, new tires, batt & brakes, immaculate @ $27,900. 604-943-0210.
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 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net
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TRUCKS & VANS
1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2006 FORD F250 super duty diesel, excellent cond, new tires, new brakes, tow pkg. Asking $20,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2008 FORD F150, pick up, 4x4, auto., V8, king cab. 26,000km. Gray. $13,000 firm. 604-538-4883
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