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›INBRIEF Semi-truck and police car collide in Tilbury

A Delta Police car sustained damage after it was hit by a semi-trailer last Friday (Nov. 18) in Tilbury. The police car was stopped at a red light facing northbound in the intersection of River and Huston roads. According to police, the semi-trailer attempted to make a left turn, at which point the trailer wheels contacted the front of the police vehicle. There was no damage to the trailer, but the front end of the police cruiser sustained damage. Neither the truck driver nor police members were injured in the collision. —Staff writer

Delta Cable donates to new Reach building VAPOR chair Carol Day (right) shows Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington a set of petitions and supporting documents opposing the proposed Vancouver airport jet fuel delivery system in the Fraser River estuary. Christine Lyon photo

Victoria hears jet fuel concerns VAPOR group opposes barges, oil tankers in Fraser River estuary CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER


elta South MLA Vicki Huntington on Monday (Nov. 21) presented to the B.C. Legislature a more than 5,000-signature petition opposing a proposed jet fuel delivery project in the Fraser River estuary. “The petition voices significant concerns about the ecological and human impacts of future spills or disasters and includes a letter from Environment Canada with the formal advice that the project poses a risk ... to the Fraser estuary and its wildlife that is quite simply too great,” Huntington told her fellow MLAs. The 5,000-plus signatures were collected by VAPOR (Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond), a residents’ group opposed to the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation’s (VAFFC) proposal to meet demands for fuelling current and increased air traffic through Vancouver International Airport. The proposed project consists of barges or oil tankers loaded with jet fuel docking at an offloading facility and fuel tank farm in Richmond on the South Arm of the Fraser River. A pipeline from the facility would then channel fuel across Richmond to the airport. Last week, VAPOR members stopped in at Huntington’s Ladner constituency office

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to drop off three thick binders full of signed petitions and supporting documents. VAPOR chair and Richmond resident Carol Day said the group submitted the petitions to Huntington after striking out with their hometown MLAs. “We’ve had no support from (RichmondSteveston MLA) John Yap or (Richmond Centre MLA) Rob Howard,” said Day, noting both politicians told her they are awaiting the results of an environmental assessment before passing judgement on the project. “That’s just not good enough. That’s not acceptable to us whatsoever, so we are just thrilled that Vicki (Huntington) was willing to move forward with this for us and keep it in the public eye.” Day said Richmond East MLA Linda Reid has been supportive of their cause but, as Deputy Speaker, declined to present the petition. VAPOR member Otto Langer said he is pleased the signatures made it to Victoria “through the back door” after B.C. Minister of Environment Terry Lake refused to meet with the group. “He said he wants to be unbiased and if he met with us, we might bias his thinking,” Langer said. VAPOR is not against an expanded fuel delivery system to YVR, but is hoping the VAFFC will consider alternatives—like upgrading the existing pipeline between

the airport and the Chevron refinery in Burnaby, or constructing a new 70-kilometre pipeline to the Cherry Point refinery in Washington State. “Get the fuel out of the ocean, definitely don’t allow the fuel into the estuary of the river. Put it in a pipeline and you can get rid of your trucks and you won’t have to ship any more fuel into Burrard Inlet, which is really hazardous,” said Langer. “Pipelines do break, but the incidence of them breaking are much, much less than railways flipping over into rivers and smashing up or ship spills.” Richmond City Council in the spring passed a motion confirming its opposition to any new jet fuel pipeline across Richmond. Delta council has yet to take a definitive stance. As Huntington thumbed through the thick stacks of petitions, she said the situation indicates the government doesn’t understand the value of the estuary. “At what point do the governments begin to understand that there is a duty to protect human and wildlife values?” she asked. VAPOR has already submitted a copy of the petitions to Fin Donnelly, MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody. The group is hoping for a federal environmental assessment of the project. “This isn’t just a Richmond issue, this is a global issue,” said Day.

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The Reach Child Youth and Development Foundation is one step closer to building its new child development centre in Ladner after Delta Cable made a $1,000 donation to the non-profit organization on Nov. 23. The 20,000 square facility is budgeted at $4 million and will provide more space and access to Reach's programs and services. Over 3,000 children with special needs in the community will be able to make use of the new centre. Anyone interested in supporting Reach can find more information at or call 604946-6622. —Staff writer

Pump station, foreshore upgrades complete

Mayor Lois Jackson and Delta council are celebrating the completion of upgrades to the Oliver Pump Station and four segments on the Boundary Bay dike foreshore on Saturday, Nov. 26. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. in the Delta Municipal Hall Foyer. Jackson and council will be joined by DeltaRichmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay and SurreyTynehead MLA Dave Hayer. The upgrades were designed to expand the pump station's capacity and improve about 300 metres of the Boundary Bay dike. Over $1.5 million of federal funding went into the two projects. The federal government estimates the total value of the projects at over $4.5 million.

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There will be many familiar faces at the table when Delta's newly elected mayor and council have their inaugural meeting on Dec. 5. Last Saturday (Nov. 19), Lois Jackson was easily re-elected for a fifth term as mayor of Delta, earning 10,044 votes, or 43.17 per cent support. "I'm just delighted," she told journalists after the final ballot boxes were tallied. "I'm looking forward to getting back to the grindstone and getting the work done for the people of Delta." Meanwhile, her entire slate of DIVA (Delta Independent Voters Association) council candidates, including Ian Paton, Scott Hamilton and Robert Campbell, were also re-elected. Trailing behind Jackson for the mayor's seat was Krista Engelland with 6,158 votes, Heather King with 5,346 votes and John Meech with 1,720 votes. Engelland was busy taking down campaign signs this week. She said she is "obviously disappointed" with the results and noted that adding up the votes earned by the the three runner-ups shows more than half of voters did not mark the box next to Jackson's name. "I just find it interesting how 56 per cent of the people didn't choose the existing mayor and wanted change," Engelland said. Engelland's biggest support base was in Tsawwassen, while Jackson maintained a stronghold in North Delta. Filling the rest of the council seats are incumbent Bruce McDonald, Jeannie Kanakos, who served one term on council from 2005 to 2008, and Sylvia Bishop, who received 12,229 votes, second to Ian Paton's 12,530. This will be Bishop's first term on council. "It was a small group of volunteers and

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Burke. Incumbents failing to get re-elected were Janet Shauntz and Brenda BennettSchneider. Longtime trustee Gord Masi did not run for re-election. The three new faces include Burke, former Delta Teachers’ Association president Windsor and retired teacher Nick Kanakos, who is married to newly elected councillor Jeannie Kanakos. They are the first husband and wife team in Delta to serve on the two elected groups. “We’re honoured and thank the voters of Delta,” said Jeannie Kanakos. “It was a really honourable race by all the candidates. It was a lot of hard work.” Of the 69,328 registered voters in Delta, 23,457 ballots were cast for a 33.83 per cent voter turnout. That's up from a 30.96 per cent turnout in 2008. The official election results were to be declared by Delta's chief election officer on Wednesday, Nov. 23. —With files from Philip Raphael

Get 'snapping' with free pics of Santa Claus How good are Santa's elves at working their special magic with a camera? Those visiting the jolly old elf at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall this holiday season will find out as Santa's special assistants will be helping take pictures of him and his visitors for free.

If you want to be in the photo, just hand over your camera to the elves and they will capture that special moment. If not, flash away yourself and also take home a free 4x6 inch display card/photo mount you can slide your picture into once you get it printed either at home

or at a local print shop. For those families wanting the traditional printed mall photo, the elves will be happy to use their equipment to take your photo, and print a 4x6 inch copy—while you shop— for only $5. This service will not be

available 10 a.m. to noon during the Wake Up Santa event on Dec. 3. But Santa will be available for visits and photos Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon for the do-it-yourself photos—and again 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, 17, and 23. —Staff writer

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ammy McCormick was once a struggling single mother, working six days a week to provide for herself and her son. "Thank God I had great parents who could watch my kid, because I could have never afforded daycare," says the Tsawwassen resident. Her son is now 29, living with his wife and children in Bellingham, Wash., and McCormick says "they've got everything Christine they need." So, Lyon she has turned her attention to helping new parents, dealing with the same challenges that she once faced. Her new charity-based store Mommy and Me Clothing, located at 101-1524 56th St. in Tsawwassen, sells quality consignment maternity wear, baby and children's clothes, and toys. All proceeds go to charities that support parents in crisis, like single moms, single dads, and grandparents tasked with raising their young grandkids. "I was a parent in crisis. I didn't know that there was any help out there," McCormick says. She opened her thrift shop about two months ago, and clothing donations have steadily filled the racks and shelves. McCormick expects to reach

the break-even point any day now, and will then start giving away proceeds. She's taking no wage for herself, and needs only to pay one employee and overhead costs. So far, she says lots of expecting moms and parents with young children have dropped by. "Everything's really cheap. Just as long as the donations keep coming in I can keep (the prices) nice and low," McCormick says. Inspiration to open the store came from her personal experience as a single mom and from her time spent volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico. McCormick started making regular trips to Mexico in the 80s, after her parents got involved with the Baja Mission. There, she collected food and clothing donated from Canada and the U.S. and distributed them to children and families in need. She even brought her young son down with her, so he could witness poverty in another country. "He was never, ever a materialistic kid," McCormick says of her son. "He didn't have anything nice to wear, but it didn't bother him." Mommy and Me is more than just a clothing store. Outfitted with a changing table, nursing corner and kids' play area, it's also a place where shoppers can relax and feel at home. McCormick organizes a gift draw every month, and customers who recommend their friends will be entered in a draw for a $200 Save-On-Foods gift card.

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On Jan. 18, 2012, Tsawwassen First Nation members will vote on a proposal that includes building two large-scale mall developments spread over 180 acres of their land. Additional approvals would be required for the project to go ahead, but members’ consent would be a significant step. “From there, with the approvals in place, the plan is to break ground come summer and to celebrate a grand opening summer/ fall of 2015,” said Chris Hartman, CEO of the TFN Economic Development Corp. The proposed project site sits on the north side of Highway 17, west of 52nd Street, and would host two projects—Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons. The Commons, to be developed by PDG Tsawwassen Investments Ltd., a division of Property Development Group, would be an outdoor retail shopping centre hosting a mix of retail shops, restaurants and financial services, covering 550,000 square feet. The centre would include three major retailers, eight medium stores and 12 smaller sized-locations. “We’ve completed very extensive market research and analysis in the Tsawwassen area and have found this to be a very exciting opportunity for retail,” sad PDG chairman Larry Rank. Rank said the centre will bring services to the local community, so residents don’t need to leave

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Chris Hartman, CEO of the TFN Econocomic Development Corp., surveys the land where a proposed 1.2 million square foot mall could stand in 2015. Christine Lyon photo town to shop. “The residents of Delta are our primary expectation of where we expect to serve the customer base,” he said. “There’s a tremendous amount of interest and we have no shortage of tenants that are interested in negotiating with us,” he added. The Mills project would be developed and operated by Ivanhoe Cambridge and modelled on similar marquee Mills projects the company developed in Alberta and Ontario. The mall would host 1.2 million square feet of retail space in an enclosed, single level. It would include about 17 major retailers, more than 175 smaller retail shops, a food court, restaurants and retail kiosks—all designed around B.C. themes, including a “distinct Coast Salish component.” “It’s a very different concept than a traditional shopping centre,” said John Scott , vice-president, devel-

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opment at Ivanhoe Cambridge. What sets it apart from shopping centres in neighbouring municipalities is a tenant mix of outlet, value-priced and full-end retail stores, Scott explained. “You won’t see a large department store, for instance, as part of this,” he said. “You mix that with entertainment components and restaurants and such and the end product is very different.” “People do travel from a greater distance, so the trade area is significantly larger than a typical shopping centre,” he added. A steady flow of ferry traffic will be “an added benefit.” A traffic study is under review by TFN and the Ministry of Transportation to identify projected demand for infrastructure and improvements. An environmental assessment and drainage study are also underway.

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POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS - LADNER When: November 14, 2011 to January 30, 2012 Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in Ladner area. Boundaries: North: South Arm Fraser River East: Highway 17 South: Highway 17 West: Strait of Georgia

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For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart. Ladner veterinarian Dr. Susan Hetherington poses with one of her clients' dogs, Amber, an 11-year-old Irish Setter cross. Christine Lyon photo

The pet doctor is in Ladner vet still makes house calls and promotes hypoallergenic diets for animals Older animals and pets that experience travel stress can receive needed medical attention in the comfort of their own home thanks to Dr. Susan Hetherington. The Ladner veterinarian runs Creature Comforts Veterinary Home Services (, a licensed house-call practice serving southwest Metro Vancouver. She also practiced parttime for nine years at the Ladner Animal Hospital. Her house calls don’t just benefit frail and skittish pets, but also pet owners with mobility and scheduling considerations. In her travels, Hetherington has received regular inquiries about hypoallergenic diets for animals. “Unfortunately, pets get allergies like people do. Pets with chronic ear or skin problems or digestive upsets may have allergies,” Hetherington said. As with humans, pet allergies can develop later in life, often after eating the same food for years. If food allergies are suspected, changing your pet’s diet may help. “Tests are not reliable for food allergies,” Hetherington said. “A strict food

trial is needed, including snacks.” Before introducing a hypoallergenic diet, Hetherington advises pet owners to always visit a veterinarian to rule out infectious and other diseases. She says veterinary dermatologists suggest starting with simple homemade pet food, which eliminates preservatives and added nutritional ingredients. Give the new food plan two months to work, checking for weekly improvement. If the diet is successful, create a long-term version using the same ingredients, or find a similar commercial product. For example, Tsawwassen-based dry pet food company Gempals offers hypoallergenic options and free delivery. If the new diet doesn’t help, reevaluate your pet’s condition with a vet. Hetherington says it may take a few different food trials to find what works best. Cats have more specific dietary needs, therefore Hetherington this week has supplied a simpler recipe for hypoallergenic dog food. —Christine Lyon

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letteRS Concerns about occupy movement Fr o m t h e p e r s p e c t i v e o f an 84-year-old, the histor y of the occupy movement is worrisome. The first thing that worried me was that Wall Street had been occupied for about two weeks

What's the real magic number? Re: “Group complies with rules” (South Delta Leader, Nov. 18) It is surprising that Delta’s Chief Administrative Officer, George Harvie, is quoted in the South Delta Leader, Nov. 18, making commentary on an election flyer by Southlands the Facts. Mr. Harvie is quoted as raising concerns over accuracy of the

Relieved by election results I am somewhat relieved that the voters of Delta chose not to confer two elected municipal positions on one candidate and by a substantial majority rebuked his bid for the senior office. As both the candidate and the chief electoral officer may

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before any news media in B.C. mentioned it. Was that deliberate? The second was when Occupy Vancouver started with a rally of thousands it was downplayed. The third was the demonstrators had to be squeaky-clean to really connect with the general public. They blew it, they allowed drug parties. This has allowed the antiprotesters, a large part of the

population that the protesters were trying to approach, to ignore what the original protests were all about. It's about time the protesters went home and tried to come up with something else like weekly or monthly rallies in different places and remember it is not a party.

“straight facts” listed on the endorsement flyer. He is further quoted as stating that “just 950 units” are proposed on the Southlands. This is not accurate because the current application before Delta Council is for an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment for comprehensive development on 20 per cent of the land. There is no application for a specific number of housing units. Once the OCP amendment is approved, a rezoning application would be made for

an undetermined number of housing units. It could be 950 or it could be thousands as the flyer stated. This type of City Hall interference in the political process is of concern as it demonstrates bias in support of housing development on the Southlands.

not have a firm grasp on the concepts of Conflict of Interest, the candidate in question would h a v e re q u i re d h e i g h t e n e d oversight when matters that concerned both council and school board were discussed. Perhaps the post of Municipal Babysitter can be created should this potential rear its ugly head again. Possibly the subject of ethics

could be taught in our local school system. However, if it required unanimous support from our new school board, I would doubt that it would pass.

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Change needed in 2014 the election of so many incumbents in last Saturday's civic elections suggests voters across Metro Vancouver were either happy with the status quo or hadn't learned enough about challengers and simply chose names they knew on the ballot. in Delta, four council incumbents were returned to office. one new face filled an opening at the council table, and one former Delta councillor was returned to her post after a three-year hiaitus. Mayoral challengers were unsuccessful in their bids to unseat incumbent lois Jackson, who was easily re-elected for a fifth term with 43 per cent of the vote. As for the board of education — which was elected this year and not acclaimed as it was in 2008 — four incumbents were returned to office, and three new trustees will join them at the table. But while having elected bodies full of experienced officials is good for continuity and long-serving incumbents deserve our thanks for plugging away year after year, there is always a danger of calcification when people stay too long. there may soon come a time — 2014 sounds right — when some of the old guard should step down and into a well-deserved retirement. no doubt many of these longerserving individuals believe they still have the passion for the job while others may have become too comfortable with the taxpayerfunded paycheques supplementing their own retirement income. Whichever is the case, organizations can become stagnant without turnover. Which is where voters come in. in order to get new blood on civic bodies, they need be engaged and informed. Voters: You have three years to pay attention and prepare to cast informed ballots. And to long-serving politicians: While you're still in office, make the most of your time not to grind old axes or simply push your own points of view but to be leaders and change-makers by encouraging citizen involvement and mentoring the next generation of politicians who will lead us into the future. —Black Press

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Clockwise from top left: ❚ On a recent cultural field trip, TFN member Mable Williams shows Grade 4 and 5 students from Ladner, Hawthorne, and Cliff Drive elementary schools the art of First Nations cedar weaving. Photo contributed ❚ The Delta Pacers Swim team completed their best finish ever, coming first at the Fraser Valley Zone meet and third in the province. Pictured are Kiana Beaton, Madison Milford, Gabe Lee and Robby Arundel. Photo contributed ❚ Members of Ladner United Church Youth Group are busy raising money to pay for a trip to Scotland, where they will run a week-long program of crafts, music, games and learning for children next July. The public is invited to participate in a bottle drive and “shred-a-thon” at Ladner United Church on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo contributed



The South Delta Artists Guild presents a new show called"Big and Small" Just in time for the gift giving season. When: Starting Nov. 24. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri/Sat/Sun. Where: Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery. While you are there check out the workshop board for ongoing art courses, for beginners and experienced alike. Give a gift to yourself in the New Year in the form of an art course. The guild also has life drawing every Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Live model in attendance.

Back by popular demand, the Delta Museum and Archives Society (DMAS) is once again hosting its two Antique Identification and Appraisal Clinics. When: Saturday, Nov. 26. There are two sessions to choose from: 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Where: The DMAS Annex, 4918 Delta St. The cost is $12 per person, which includes a verbal identification and appraisal of two objects. Additional objects are $5 each to a maximum of two additional objects. Observers are welcome at $5 per person. Space is limited, so pre-registration and payment is required. Please call 604-9469322.


The Salvation Army 2011 Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off on Friday, Nov. 25. Where: Look for kettles at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, the Ladner and Tsawwassen BC Liquor Stores, the Ladner and Tsawwassen Safeways, and the Ladner London Drugs, as well as the South Surrey and White Rock area on Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 24. If anyone is interested in partnering with the Salvation Army this Christmas Season, please contact Noel Sterne at 604531-7314 or via email at sanoel@shawlink. ca.


Come and enjoy some hot chocolate, pick up some old fashioned Christmas baking and beautiful handmade gifts for all ages. When: Nov. 25 & 26, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Northcrest Care Centre, 6771 120th St., North Delta. The sale benefits recreation programs for the senior residents at Northcrest Care Centre. Past fundraising projects have enabled the centre to purchase Hand Chimes, patio furniture and a BBQ.


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Tsawwassen First Nation is holding a Christmas Craft Fair featuring crafts, jewelry and baked goods. Proceeds go to the TFN Youth Centre. When: Friday, Dec. 2, 1 to 8 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Recreation Centre, 1929 Tsawwassen Dr. Free admission and door prizes (TFN artwork). Tables are $5. Call Ryan at 604-948-5219 to book your table. Space is limited so reserve early. Si’em Café will be open for business.

GROUPS & VOLUNTEERS You are invited to join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with Parkinson’s, good humour and more at the Tsawwassen Parkinson's Support Group. Held the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the KinVillage Community Centre multi-purpose room (5430 10th Ave.) For info, contact Robbin Jeffereys, Parkinson Society British Columbia at 604-662-3240 or rjeffereys@parkinson.

Experts will be appraising antiques at the Delta Museum annex on Nov. 26.


The popular program, Behind the Cover returns to both the Tsawwassen and Ladner Pioneer libraries with a mystery theme. If you feel you’ve read all the books of your favourite authors and you are ready to be intrigued by some titles you might not have found on your own, come to this informal, fun and thought-provoking book talk. When: Monday, Nov. 28, 2 to 3 p.m.

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inter is fast mouth of the Fraser River, where they feed on sedge approaching and with the rhizomes and the remains seasonal change come of the potato harvest. The some new visitors from geese are pure white with black wing tips, but when the north. Three interesting spe- they have been grubbing cies of “snow birds” dem- in the mud, their head onstrate how important and necks often become the habitats of the Fraser stained rusty-brown. River delta are at this time They will feed for a couple of months around of year. Westham White, Island before sparrow-size Anne head ing to birds, called Murray the Skagit Valsnow bunley, Wash. for tings, spend the midwinthe winter in ter per iod . small numLong skeins bers in the of snow geese Fraser delta, then return where they through the frequent jetFraser estuties, causeary on their ways and springtime roadsides near the coast. They can migration to their breedbe very inconspicuous, ing grounds on Wrangel the white patches on Island, Russia. All these winter visitheir plumage blending well with their surround- tors are here to escape the harsh winter weathings. Accustomed to the er up north. Great care wide open spaces of the should be taken not to tundra, these little birds disturb them, particuare not at all shy and can larly when taking phobe approached quite tographs. In the past, closely as they search owls have been harassed around for seeds on the by photographers keen to get the perfect “shot” ground. Snowy owls share a and this upsets both the similar Arctic white and birds and other people grey colour scheme. who are hoping to see They roost in the open so them. Please keep your are easily seen in coastal dogs on leash near birds grasslands. Always pop- and respect the rights of ular with birders and farmers and landownphotographers, these ers. Wintering birds are spectacular, large owls often found on private periodically disperse farm fields, so please do southwards, forced from not trespass to observe the tundra by diminish- them. Enjoy these beautiful ing food supplies every five or six years. A south- creatures before spring ward irruption is due. In comes and they flock 2005, 18 of these birds elsewhere. could be seen through Anne Murray is the the winter months, rest- author of two books on ing on logs outside the nature and our local Boundary Bay dyke, and environment: A Nature in 2006 a handful of birds Guide to Boundary Bay visited. This year several and Tracing Our Past ~ A have already been spot- Heritage Guide to Boundary Bay, available at local ted. Tens of thousands of bookstores; see www. snow geese have arrived for for the winter at the details.

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A snowy owl, one of many visitors during the winter, soars above the Fraser delta. David Blevins photo


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overty may not be visible on the streets of South Delta, but that doesn't mean there aren't residents going through tough times who could use some extra help. Volunteers at Ladner Community Kitchen understand there is need in South Delta and have come to know the names and faces of those who require a hand getting by. "Every week we see people facing economic hardships due to job losses, various disabilities, and even a few homeless individuals," says longtime Ladner resident Jini Aroon, who started the community kitchen two years ago. Inside the kitchen, which operates in liaison with the South Delta Food Bank, a team of volunteers works quietly behind the scenes to serve soup or sandwiches every Wendesday morning to those who receive rations from the food bank. The volunteers aim to provide more than just a quick snack, but a healthy

meal that's as nutritious as it is filling. Aroon says the weekly operating cost is no more than $50 to serve about 75 people. The volunteer crew is now preparing to host its third annual holiday dinner on Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at Ladner Christian Fellowship (5545 Ladner Trunk Rd.). There will be five turkeys, and enough mashed potatoes, gravy and side dishes to fill the bellies of up to 70 guests. Come one, come all The holiday dinner is not restricted to just food bank users. Volunteers have put the word out to migrant workers from Mexico and South America who work in local greenhouses during the winter, and other folks who might be looking for camaraderie during the festive season. "Anybody who is lonely, anybody who has no place to go, anybody who is here alone with no family, they can come and have a dinner," says Aroon. Fellow volunteer Abby Armstrong nods in agreement. "It's not just to eat, it's to be part of the

community," Armstrong says. "People have a need to connect with others and that isn't always possible if you are not involved in a workplace, a church, some society ... there's a lot of people who don't have that and maybe don't have the family." Armstrong is also an active volunteer with the Boundary Bay Earthwise Society. Earthwise is a lead agency with the Delta Food Coalition—a network of community organizations working to address food security issues in Delta. The society has partnered with Deltassist Family & Community Services to distribute "harvest boxes" full of fresh produce to needy families. Meanwhile, Armstrong just recently picked up a crate of potatoes from Earthwise to donate to the food bank. She decided to volunteer with the community kitchen after experiencing firsthand the struggles of single motherhood. "I really believe in helping families and children. It's big for me, because I know how hard it was," she says.

(Left to right) Jini Aroon, Peggy Young, Abby Armstrong and Judy Matilda volunteer at the Ladner Community Kitchen every Wednesday, serving up soup or sandwiches to those who use the South Delta Food Bank. The group is preparing to host their annual Holiday Community Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Ladner Christian Fellowship Church. Tyler Garnham photo

Demand rising Being a single mother was also inspiration for community kitchen volunteer Peggy Young to get involved. Young says it is difficult to see struggling single moms line up for their rations week after week. "I had family, I was really fortunate," she says. "Some of these people don't." Once she retired, Young started to look for volunteer opportunities and was surprised to learn South Delta had a food bank—even though the facility has been around for some 20 years. "I was amazed, I didn't even know there was a food bank here," she said. That could be because the food bank keeps a low-profile, tucked away behind Ladner Christian Fellowship. Joe Van Essen is the longtime food bank co-ordinator. When he first started, about 25 families used it regularly, Now it's not uncommon to have between 90 and 120 people line up on a Wednesday morning. All groceries are donated by the Ladner/ Tsawwassen community and the service is


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(Left) Rev. Jim Short shows off the nine-bed emergency weather shelter at Ladner United Church. The shelter has already been open a number of stormy nights this season. Philip Raphael file photo (Below) In these file photos from last year, volunteers organize donated items at the South Delta Food Bank. Tyler Garnham file photos

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available to people who live in South Delta and show evidence of low income. And according to Stats Canada, just over 12 per cent of Delta's population falls under the low-income bracket, after taxes. Shelter from the storm Just down the road from the food bank is a ninebed emergency weather shelter set up in a spare room at Ladner United Church. Like other extreme weather shelters in the Lower Mainland, the space is open only during weather conditions where sleeping outside might threaten health and safety. The facility, funded by BC Housing and Options Community Services Society, has been ready to open its doors since Nov. 1. Since then it has been open a handful of stormy nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. But there have been no guests yet. "Last year we were open for 50 nights and we had people on about half of those nights," said Rev. Jim short. Shelter volunteers last year had expected to host mostly street people. But they were proven wrong. Many of the guests that used the space were transitioning through the community. Others were in

town searching for work and had ended up sleeping in their cars, while others were between apartments and some weren't able to get a bed across the river in Richmond. On nights the shelter is open, a red sign is posted on the front door of the church. Volunteers also hit up locations such as the Ladner Bottle Depot, posting flyers to signal the shelter is available. Guests also receive a warm meal before heading out in the morning. "We feed people, we put coffee on. If people need a bit of help in terms of a bus ticket we've got that," said Short. Back over at the Ladner Community Kitchen, volunteers are promoting a program where Saveon-Foods customers can donate rewards points. Volunteers will be at the Ladner location Dec. 4 and 16 from noon to 4 p.m. to explain the process. Those wanting to attend the Dec. 3 holiday dinner are asked to RSVP by calling the food bank at 604946-1967. Those who want to donate or volunteer, should call community kitchen co-ordinator Jini Aroon at 604-940-9355.

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business (L-R) Brian Commins, Georgia Dais, Kosta Dais, Tom Dais and Maria Psiharis are eager to show off the updated interior at Niagara Falls Restaurant in Ladner. Tyler Garnham photo

Fresh look, same taste Niagara Falls family celebrates newly-renovated restaurant CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER

The inside of Niagara Falls Restaurant may look completely different, but its many loyal customers can rest assured the menu remains unchanged. The family-owned Ladner establishment reopened Oct. 13 after a major overhaul spearheaded by designer Tara Wells that has resulted in a cozy, contemporary interior. But the kitchen continues to cook up fan favourite dishes such as pizza, steak and traditional Greek entrees. "We just wanted to have a different look because the restaurant looked quite old," said Georgia Dais, who owns the restaurant with her husband Tom. Originally from Greece, Tom initially opened Ladner Pizza in the mid-70s, but transformed that into Niagara Falls a few years later. The current menu has been the same for about a decade. Tom, Georgia and their three children all help out with the family business and 25-year-old son Kosta is in line to take over—a task he says he's ready for.

Kosta says working alongside family has its benefits. "We feel really comfortable and it's fun," he says. "We don't have someone looking over our shoulder all the time—it's easygoing." And the non-family members who work at Niagara Falls say they are made to feel right at home. Longtime employee Maria Psiharis says being an independent family-run restaurant sets Niagara Falls apart from the big chains. "We take care of our customers more than a franchise would," she says. "We see our customers as our bosses, basically." That commitment to customer satisfaction at Niagara Falls is honoured by the management, servers and kitchen staff. "All our plates are made with the best quality, the best ingredients and we take a lot of pride in what we do," Psiharis says. Niagara Falls is located at 4879 Delta St. in Ladner. Call 604-946-1522 for reservations.

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One would think something like this only plays out in the movies: a first-time model from a small community is discovered by an agency and within a month's time she's jetting off to New York City to meet with industry bigwigs. "My mind is blown. I cannot believe this is happening. I never, ever thought this was going to happen," says Megan Dalke. The 18-year-old Tsawwassen woman isn't talking about a scene from a movie, but her own real life. Dalke is leaving Sunday (Nov. 27) for an allexpense-paid trip to the Big Apple for three weeks where she'll meet representatives from Wilhelmina Models. All this comes after taking to the catwalk for the first time barely a month ago. Even though she had zero experience under her belt, Dalke says her mother urged her to go to the Faces West modelling convention in Vancouver last October. "I was like, 'Mom, I'm not going to be a model," Dalke says. She went anyways and that's where Vancouver Fashion Week producer Jamal Abdourahman met Dalke, offering her one of 20 open slots on the runway. She performed one show on the first day, five shows the next day and eight shows on the third day until eventually appearing in 30 shows throughout Vancouver Fashion Week. Dalke says she's not quite sure how she became so successful so quickly without any prior experience. "I guess I'm new and fresh compared to other people. I don't really know what I'm doing," she admits with a chuckle. She credits her parents' support for making all this possible and her mom is even going with her on the trip to New York. Although she says work will be her top priority, Dalke also wants to make the most of her days off and spend time sightseeing with her mom.

"At Christmas time I hear everything is beautiful, so we'll be doing the outdoor skating and just everything we can get our hands on." The fresh South Delta Secondary School graduate originally planned on going to post-secondary in January to study business. Those plans are on hold for now. "You have a window and this doesn't happen to very many people," Dalke says. "If I pursue modelling and I'm successful at it, then I can pay for myself to go to school, which would be even better." After this trip, Dalke will be back home for Christmas before returning to New York the first week of 2012. She also has a trip booked in March for Paris Fashion Week. "This is an amazing opportunity and a possible career, so I'm taking it very seriously and I'm going to work as hard as I possibly can."

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Vancouver Giants players shake hands with South Delta Secondary School teachers following a charity floor hockey game on Nov. 22. Money raised at the event is going to the Right To Play organization's efforts to send the Langley Little League team to Uganda. Tyler Orton photo

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The bleachers were packed to capacity at South Delta Secondary School on Tuesday (Nov. 22) as students crammed into the gym for a one-of-a-kind sports game. The intense interest wasn’t for a championship title or a home opener, but for a charity floor hockey event. Students dropped cash into a donation box to watch their teachers take on 12 fellow classmates who also moonlight as Vancouver Giants. “It was overwhelming,” said organizer Sandra Adamson. The resource room teacher attributes the game’s success to 10 students from her class who helped co-ordinate the planning

SDSS boys soccer at provincials The South Delta Secondary School boys soccer team is competing at the AAA provincial finals in Burnaby Lake-West this weekend. Play was scheduled to start Nov. 23 versus the Burnaby South Rebels. Team coach Stephen Burns, an ex-Vancouver Whitecaps player, also coaches the girls' team and holds the record for consecutive appearances at the girls finals. The provincial championship game takes place Saturday, Nov. 26.

in the lead-up to the game. She said much of the inspiration came from three of the Giants who work as peer tutors for her class. The idea to raise money came after the class watched an ESPN. com video that documented the struggles of Uganda’s national little league baseball team. Although the Ugandans qualified for last summer’s Little World Series, the players couldn’t compete due to visa and immigration issues that kept them outside of the United States. She said the peer tutors took it upon themselves to encourage the class to make a difference. The money raised at Tuesday’s game will go towards funding the efforts of the Langley Little League team, which represent-

ed Canada this past summer, to travel to Uganda and bring the Little World Series to Uganda. “Because this isn’t about sports, but the right to play,” Adamson said. All of the dozen Giants who attend SDSS played in Tuesday’s game, which ended in a 5-3 win for the students’ team. It was a rough and wild game and one teacher even ended up with a floorball smacking her directly on the mouth. Giants education advisor Steve Fera said Adamson deserves a lot of the credit for the fundraiser’s success. “Sandra (Adamson) was outstanding. It couldn’t have gone better,” said Fera. He even went so far as to name her the game’s first star on the teachers’ team.


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Drivers angry with the Metro Vancouver mayors who voted to jack TransLink's gas tax by two cents next April got no obvious vengeance at the polls Saturday. Incumbent mayors in North Vancouver, Langley City and Surrey who most vocally championed the gas tax increase as part of a plan to build the Evergreen Line and other transit upgrades were re-elected by wide margins, as were those in the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam that will benefit from the new SkyTrain extension. All of those mayors were returned by at least 70 per cent of their voters, except Coquitlam, where Richard Stewart got 57 per cent. The tax hike was an issue in several cities, including Surrey, but Mayor Dianne Watts was returned with 80 per cent of the vote there and mayors' council chair Richard Walton got 81 per cent in the District of North Vancouver. Mayors who voted against the TransLink tax – Burnaby's Derek Corrigan, Richmond's Malcolm Brodie and Delta's Lois Jackson – were also returned, indicating local issues and the power of incumbents were bigger factors. The only incumbent mayor in Metro Vancouver who went down in defeat was Langley Township's Rick Green. He voted against the gas tax hike but had been in a divisive battle with his own council throughout the past term. Sitting mayors did not run again in Port M o o d y, We s t Va n couver, Pitt Meadows and White Rock and were replaced by new faces. They will now join the regional mayors' council that votes on any future tax or fee increases to fund TransLink. The mayors are expected to negotiate new revenue sources with the province that could see a vehicle levy

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a path toward a better future for tsawwasseN THE SOUTHLANDS PLAN MULTIPLE BENEFITS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY Century Group has valued the meaningful dialogue we have had with Tsawwassen citizens over the last five years as we have collaborated on plans for the future of the Southlands. We are encouraged that the Corporation of Delta will now be continuing that dialogue with a number of consultations and public meetings planned for the New Year. We are certain all residents want the discussion about the Southlands to be an informed one, where factual information is available and where we are all discussing actual plans, not speculation, and where we are not allowing rumours and innuendo to shape the discussion. In the interests of ensuring a productive and meaningful community dialogue, we offer the following information that sets the facts straight.

CENTURY GROUP’S PROPOSAL • transfers 80% of the land to public ownership (430 acres) • activates the best farmland for community farming • Maximizes public access and enjoyment with trails and parks • Maintain pastoral views and character • provides a mix of housing choices •

1. Council is not at this time considering a rezoning of the Southlands. Century Group has applied for an amendment to the Official Community Plan to provide for a new land use designation that will generally set out the type of development that can take place on 20% of Southlands. It will also designate the 80% of the Southlands that will be transferred to Delta for public use (farm and park). 2. The OCP designation will specify the total number of homes that can be built-- no more than 950 dwelling units. 3. The addition of the new housing on 20% of the Southlands will increase the developed area of Tsawwassen by about 4%. The 950 homes that we are requesting be permitted to be built on the Southlands over a number of years will increase Tsawwassen’s population by less than 10%. 4. When Century Group applies for rezoning of the Southlands, either concurrent with the OCP amendment application or subsequent to it, the Corporation of Delta is required by law to hold a public hearing where residents will have a say on the detailed plans. Regardless, no more than 950 homes will be permitted to be built on the Southlands. 5.

We are proposing a range of housing choices, including a mix of townhomes, cottages, small family homes, apartment-style residences, and live-work and artisan studios-- all of which are planned to meet the needs of Tsawwassen residents over time, especially the needs of seniors and families.

6. The development of the 950 homes on the Southlands will take place over a period of no less than 15 years. That pace of construction means there will be very little disruption in the community. Residents do not have to worry about “tens of thousands of huge dump trucks roaring up and down 56th Street”. THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. 7. The vast majority of Southlands, 430 acres (80%), will be gifted to Delta and is proposed for use as park, trails and active agriculture in the form of a community-based farm owned and controlled by the community for local food production, education and wildlife.

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Technology allows you to see a full-scale image of your chosen floorplan

In-Real-Theatre a new way to buy a home Buying a new home before construction is complete can be stressful, since it can be hard to picture the finished floorplan. You’ll never need to worry about that at The 258, a new high-rise development in New Westminster. With the help of Pilothouse Marketing, The 258 is using In-Real-Theatre technology to allow purchasers to walk around a full-scale virtual floorplan of their new home. “We’ve actually had people sitting in the ‘bathtub,’” laughs Bill Morrison, president of Pilothouse Marketing. In-Real-Theatre is controlled by computers, a server and 16 projectors that combine to project a full-size floorplan onto the floor. Potential buyers choose the floorplan they’d like to see on a touch screen. The projectors then beam the images onto the floor, while

large screens around the room show you the view that you’ll get from every angle. “This is a pretty phenomenal way to do things,” Morrison says. “This could revolutionize how people buy a home.” Seeing your home isn’t all you can do in the theatre however. You can also experience the sounds and smells of the neighbourhood, with the help of fragrance atomizers in the room. “We knew we had to come up with something strong,” Morrison says. “We have to put people in the brochure instead of handing them the brochure.” The 258 will be opening for sale on Nov. 26 by appointment only, and Morrison says the response so far has been tremendous. “I am very confident it will sell out,” he says. “There is a lot of built-up anticipation.”

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Amberleigh a gem on Burke Mountain by Kerry Vital

Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain community is welcoming its newest addition, Amberleigh by Morningstar Homes. Building on its reputation from past communities such as Avondale and Belmont, the response has already been amazing, says Morningstar Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Deborah Calahan. “There has been a phenomenal turnout,” Calahan says. “It was greater than we anticipated.” Released for sale on Nov. 12, the first phase of 14 homes was sold out in a matter of hours. The second set was released last weekend, and those are also completely sold out, Calahan says. More homes are to be released this weekend. In fact, there was actually a lineup the evening before the opening, with six groups camping out overnight to ensure they got the first pick of the homes when they opened for sale. “We had over 400 people preregistered,” Calahan says. “We were quite surprised that people were camping out ... We’re really, really pleased with the response.” She says that the brand awareness that Morningstar has built has definitely contributed to the popularity of its new homes. Their reputation for high-quality finishings is well-known, as well as their mandate to deliver homes on time and on budget. “Our motto is to make home-buying easy,” she says, and that is continuing with Amberleigh.

We’re really, really pleased with the response,” says Deborah Calahan, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Morningstar Homes.

“With prices the way they are, first-time buyers can’t get into the market,” she says. “This can be their opportunity.” The homes at Amberleigh are truly spectacular, both inside and out. Curb appeal is a big part of the real estate picture, and Amberleigh has it in spades with its detached rear garages and stunning architecture. Inside, luxurious finishings such as

window seats in the master bedroom, seamless glass shower stalls in the ensuite, glass-panelled staircases and a linear fireplace with glass stones in the great room combine for a development that is tops in its class. “These are details that you usually see in hotels,” Calahan says. “They make the home feel so rich.” continuedononpage page202 continued

“We want to make (the experience) as simple as possible,” she says. “There’s something here for everyone.” Morningstar is also proving that single-family home-buying isn’t out of reach for first-time buyers. “The incredible value is really key here,” Calahan says, adding that Morningstar is able to offer exceptionally well-built homes at a price that is actually affordable to people from many demographics.

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Amberleigh at Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain is family-friendly and luxurious, all at the same time. With spa-inspired master bathrooms, left, and a great room-style layout, top, homeowners will find a little piece of paradise.

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…off the front: “It looks like Pleasantville ... It’s very family friendly.” Deborah Calahan. continued continued from frompage page19 1

Gourmet kitchens feature granite islands and countertops, perfect for entertaining, preparing a delicious family meal or a quick bite in the morning. Each home is built with a familyfriendly design, so groups of all sizes have plenty of space to work, eat or play. But it’s not only the little details that make Amberleigh a fantastic home. Large secondary bedrooms, great room-style layouts and the option of a finished basement are just some of the amazing things that you will find. There are several choices available for the finished basement, including a legal suite option. “There are a lot of beautiful touches,” Calahan says. The homes range from 3,096 to 3,238 square feet, in three

different floorplans, and buyers are able to choose between four designer-inspired colour schemes, so you are easily able to make your home your own. The community is just as wonderful as the homes it contains. “It looks like Pleasantville,” Calahan says. “It’s very family friendly.” As the fifth development in the neighbourhood, homeowners will be able to take advantage of the infrastructure that is already in place. “It’s a beautifully established neighbourhood,” Calahan says. Located just minutes from Lougheed Highway, everything that you could possibly need is close by, including schools, shopping, restaurants and leisure activities. Homes start at $649,900. For more information visit www. or call 604-464-4440.

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Window seats in the master bedroom, above, and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen are just two of the thoughtful touches that come standard at Morningstar’s Amberleigh.


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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

Please e-mail resumes to or fax: 604-214-8526

THE LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking: • Chaser • Hook Tender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Boom Man • Loader Operator • Hoe Chucker • Heavy Duty Mechanic • 2nd Loader Bucker man All positions are camp-based for the Northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resumes to : 250-956-4888 or email




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NU-WEST Construction Products seeks a key individual to fill the role of Customer Service Representative in our Richmond Branch. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing quotes, orders and ensuring customer satisfaction. We offer a competitive salary to be negotiated, group benefits, and bonus program. Apply by Fax 888.853.5795 or email



Marquise Group is looking for a P/T Night Cleaner for Tsawwassen Quay. Must be able to work evenings & weekends. Janitorial exp. req. Duties include waxing, burnishing & auto - scrubbing the floors. Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check.

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Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, a building product supplier in Surrey has F/Time opportunities for experienced Sales Reps. Any previous sales experience is okay - we’ll teach you the ropes!! If you’re positive and energetic & looking for a long-term career in a progressive & dynamic company we want you! (Punjabi and / or Hindi also considered asset.) Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience, Full Benefits & THE BEST WORK ENVIRO.

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ABBY STEEL Fab Shop looking for exp. misc. metals installer/welder. Resumes to: ACE CONSTRUCTION IS HIRING POWERLINE TECHNICIANS AND INDENTURED APPRENTICES FOR ALBERTA Email Fax 403-253-6190


WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office, or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax;

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MULTIPLE JOB POSTINGS GWL Realty Advisors Inc. is one of Canada’s largest real estate pension fund advisors with offices nationwide. This well established national real estate company has the following fulltime positions available in their Richmond office: PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR, ACCOUNTING The position includes A/P, A/R, rent & arrears collections, vendor queries, bank deposits, lease administration, reconciliations, generating reports, budget assistance, collection of sales reports and other related duties. Individual will provide assistance, when required, to other positions. Accounting related education and work experience is an asset. Individual should be computer literate with details provided for on the resume. Vehicle availability an asset. Sense of humour is appreciated. SENIOR BUILDING OPERATOR The position requires a 4th class power engineering certificate or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years experience in building operations. Aside from their operations aptitude, the candidate must be innovative, customer service driven and team oriented. The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily functioning of the operations department in their respective buildings. The individual will also be responsible for ensuring the efficient, effective and productive management of the physical building and operating staff. BUILDING OPERATOR Reporting to the Senior Building Operator, the successful candidate will fill the full-time position of Building Operator. The primary objective of the Building Operator is to ensure that the building is being managed and maintained in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to the highest level of operational efficiency. Daily responsibilities include, completing equipment logs, inspections, chemical tests, filter changes and responding to temperature concerns. The position requires a 4th class ticket with 3-5 yrs experience in building operations. Aside from their operations aptitude, the candidate must be innovative, customer service driven and team oriented. If you are interested in joining our dynamic group, please send your resume with salary expectations by December 9, 2011. GWL Realty Advisors Inc. #130 – 13711 International Place Richmond, BC V6V 2Z8 or fax to 604-713-3166 No Phone Calls Please Only qualified candidates will be contacted


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

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