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›INBRIEF Remembrance Day service to honour those lost in Afghanistan

When told he could not use the Corporation of Delta logo in his campaign signs, council candidate Neil Corbett got creative, using stickers and felt pen to cover up the trade-marked brand. Christine Lyon photo

Election sign laws enforced Use of Delta's bulrush brand on election materials prohibited CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER

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elta council candidate Neil Corbett was out at midnight Monday (Oct. 24) trying to cover up the Corporation of Delta logo in his campaign signs with a felt pen. While putting up signs earlier that day, he received a call from Delta’s chief election officer Angila Bains advising him he was in copyright infringement and could not use the bulrush brand that appears behind Corbett in a photo on his signs. She informed him a legal notice was in the mail. “It was quite a surprise,” Corbett said, noting the possibility of copyright infringement never crossed his mind when he selected the headshot, taken after a Tour de Delta race. In addition to the Delta brand, the White Spot and Brenco logos are also visible. Corbett says he has 30 large signs and “countless” small ones—all with the same photo—spread out across Delta. He has also placed several newspaper ads which feature the picture. Corbett estimates it would cost $2,000 to replace signs, but that is not an option

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for financial and timeline reasons. “I’m trying to do this on a limited budget as an independent candidate and trying to be fiscally responsible too, so I wouldn’t even consider replacing the signs,” he said. “I would just take them down if I had too, but I don’t see why just covering up the logos wouldn’t be a sensible solution to the issue.” He hopes that blacking out the bulrush brand, with a pen or some other means, will do the trick. A press release from Delta’s office of the municipal clerk says the chief elections officer and bylaws staff are monitoring political signage for the 2011 civic election to ensure they comply with Delta bylaws and provincial regulations. “In response to an election sign issue raised by the Chief Election Officer on October 24th, candidates are advised that the use of Delta’s brand for election materials is not permitted. Delta’s bulrush brand is trade-marked by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and cannot be used by external parties; such use could be interpreted as Delta endorsing a particular candidate, thereby compromising the impartiality of the elections campaign. One candidate has

been notified with respect to unauthorized use of Delta’s brand and has been given time to remove the brand from their campaign signs,” the press release states. Corbett said he understands the municipality does not want to be seen as endorsing any candidate. “Unfortunately, that didn’t really cross my mind as I put the signs up. I thought it was a nice kind of homey Delta touch,” he said. The press release also notes that paid newspaper advertisements placed by the Corporation of Delta following the declaration of the election cannot include a photo or name of any elected official until the election is over. Political campaign signs started popping up all over Delta on Oct. 20, 30 days before the Nov. 19 voting day, and must be taken down no later than seven days after the election. They must not be illuminated, exceed two side faces, or be more than three metres in height. It is also an offence for candidates to canvass, solicit votes or advertise within 100 metres of where voting is taking place. reporter@southdeltaleader.com

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A special ceremony is planned prior to the Remembrance Day service Nov. 11 at Memorial Park in Ladner (5010 47th Ave.). To mark the end of the Canadian Forces' combat mission in Afghanistan and transition to a training mission in Kabul, the names of 157 Canadian military personnel killed in Afghanistan will be read out and students from Delta will plant a small Canadian flag in their memory at the cenotaph. That portion of the event is scheduled to commence at 10:15 a.m. A parade from the Ladner Legion sets off at 10:20 a.m. Following that, representative from various community organizations will lay wreaths at the cenotaph. —Staff writer

Annacis Wastewater Centre opens Government officials and community members gathered in Delta on Friday (Oct. 21) to celebrate the grand opening of the new Metro Vancouver Sustainability Academy: Annacis Wastewater Centre. The new academy, which will provide state-of-the art laboratory facilities for research, education and training in wastewater treatment, is the first of a network of sustainability academies envisioned by Metro Vancouver that will link research, innovation, education and community outreach in a number of critical service areas such as waste management, water supply, parks, air quality and food systems. Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Richmond East MLA Linda Reid and Delta Mayor Lois Jackson attended the opening. The governments of Canada and British Columbia each committed $3 million to the $9 million project. Metro Vancouver and UBC provided the remaining $3 million. —Staff writer

Question period Got a question for a would-be Delta mayor? November 1 is the date. That's when the South Delta Leader and Delta Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Mayoral Debate at the Genesis Theatre at Delta Secondary school in Ladner (4615 51st Street). The event runs from 7-9 p.m. and questions can be submitted to the event's panel, either in person or before by email to editor@southdeltaleader.com. Four cadidates have declared—incumbent Lois Jackson, Coun. Heather King, former longtime Coun. Krista Engelland and independent candidate John Meech. Deltans go to the polls in a civic election Nov. 19.

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This is the third time in a month that Beach Grove Elementary has been the target of vandals, Corneil says, noting the grass playing field was recently torn up by a vehicle doing donuts and several pumpkins were blown up with C02 cartridges. reporter@southdeltaleader.com

Candidate for mayor to run as an independent in Nov. 19 vote EDITOR

As civic election campaigns got underway in earnest last week, mayoral candidate John Meech found himself having to switch gears and run as an independent. Meech, a Tsawwassen resident since 1989, had originally intended to run under the Renew Delta banner, but decided to break ranks and go it alone after he says he was told by the party to rein in his forthright approach to campaigning. Meech told the Leader there were "no philosophical differences" but that the planned way to deliver his message was at the John Meech root of the split. Meech also said he had been approached by those involved in local politics to step down from the race for the mayor's seat on Delta Council. With no intention of doing that, Meech, a professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Mining Engineering, said he plans to campaign and

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Staff and students at Beach Grove Elementary had an unpleasant surprise Monday morning (Oct. 24) when they discovered their playground had been vandalized. Over the weekend, the wavy blue slide on the Intermediate grades playground was torched. As of Monday, the melted remnants of the apparatus sat in heaps on the cedar-chip ground and blue hairlike strands of plastic hung from the slide platform. Meanwhile, two windows at the back of the building had been smashed and shards of glass from broken bottles were strewn across the ground. On Monday afternoon, school principal Rachael Corneil surveys the damage and kicks a few shards beneath one of the orange pylons surrounding the vandalized playground. “That’s where our slide used to be,” she says, gesturing toward the now-vacant space. “When you look at it, it doesn’t look like the cost is that huge, but these are expensive playground systems.” She estimated the slide would cost $2,000 to $3,000 to replace, but a school maintenance worker who visited the site

told her it would cost much more. Corneil said the Parents Advisory Council put a great deal of time and effort into fundraising for the playground equipment, but it’s students who are feeling the immediate impact. “I want people to understand that these aren’t victimless crimes,” Corneil says. “We’ve got a bunch of kids now who can’t play in the playground.” And the incident could be alarming for some of the primary students, she says. “All of a sudden when the windows are broken and the slide is burnt, that’s scary, especially for a child who’s younger,” she says. She said the Delta School District will support Beach Grove with funds to fix the slide, but Intermediate students will likely be without their playground for a while yet. “It’s a huge process. They (district staff) have to clean it up, they have to assess it, they have to see what piece of slide they now can fit on it,” Corneil says. Delta Police spokesman Const. Ciaran Feenan couldn’t pinpoint exactly when the incident happened, but said police officers are canvassing the neighbourhood to collect information. “We are aware of it and we are working on it,” he said.

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run without any constraints. Also on the ballot for mayor are incumbent Lois Jackson, Coun. Heather King, and former longtime Coun. Krista Engelland. The public will have a chance to see the four live in action Nov. 1 at the Genesis Theatre at Delta Secondary School (5005 45th Ave.) in Ladner when they gather for a mayor's debate. If you cannot attend in person, questions can be submitted to the Leader at: editor@southdeltaleader. com. The event, co-hosted by the South Delta Leader and Delta Chamber of Commerce, runs from 7-9 p.m. Deltans go to the polls Nov. 19. Advance polling takes place Nov. 5, 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following sites: • Delta Municipal Hall—4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent (Ladner) • Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery—1710 56th Street (Tsawwassen) • North Delta Recreation Centre—1415 84th Avenue (North Delta) • Seaquam Secondary School—11584 Lyon Road (North Delta) editor@southdeltaleader.com

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You definitely know you've come to the right place when you see artificial snow on the lawn, twinkling lights, tinsel and the calendar shows there's still about two months until Christmas Day. It has to be the Tsawwassen home of Margaret and John Ryding. That's because they are busy gearing up for a special edition of their popular Silk Threads Home Decor and Christmas Craft Show. This year marks the event's 25th edition—quite an Philip enduring feat as Raphael shoppers come from all across the Lower Mainland, and even Vancouver Island to explore what's in store inside the Ryding's English Bluff Court home that undergoes a transformation to a winter wonderland each holiday season. Margaret admits she's a "Christmas person." "I often wondered what I was here for and now I know," she says laughing, alluding to the months of preparation for the event. Growing up in the small town of Kipling in rural Saskatchewan—about 160 km southeast of Regina—it wasn't hard for Margaret to be a fan of Christmas. She comes from a family of five children and was surrounded by plenty of extended relations, friends and the church which was held in a high place of importance. "Those are the wonderful times I can go back to. They were very special for me at Christmas," Margaret says, adding there was always plenty of snow and a freshly cut Christmas tree her brother was tasked with decorating. Today, she's the one directing the dec-

orating for the show which sprang from an idea of one of Margaret's friends—a local clothing store owner—who wanted to know if she'd join her and another friend in a Christmas show they were staging in her home. "She knew I did some sewing and told me they were really in need of some Christmas aprons," Margaret says, adding the ideal number needed was 10. "Oh my goodness, I thought. Wow, that's a lot." But Margaret, a stay-at-home-mom at the time, got some seed money together and ran off the 10 and sold seven of them. "It was so special to me that someone wanted to buy something that I made," she says. "So, the following year I thought that I really liked this and thought I could do something at home while my daughter was growing up." So, for the following year Margaret gathered together a group of local and regional artisans and she held her very first show and hasn't looked back since. "That was really special to me and it is today," she says. "It's still something I am blessed to know that people come and want to see and purchase the things we have made throughout the year." Each year the show gets a little larger— it already takes over the ground floor of her home. And it always follows a new colour scheme and theme, something that develops a sense of anticipation among the show's fans. And there's plenty of them. In 2010, the event drew about 1,700 visitors over the three-day run. It's a large undertaking that requires the help of neighbours, the show's vendors and a crew of Margaret's friends. "I can't do this by myself. It's too big," she says. This year, the Silk Threads show runs Nov. 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit silkthreadschristmascraftshow. com.

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Patients of the fourlegged variety crowded the living room-cum-waiting room at the B.C. Guide Dog Services office in Ladner on Wednesday (Oct. 19). With wagging tails and wet noses, these wellbehaved pooches were brought in by their volunteer puppy raisers to get their annual vision test. One by one, the dogs are called upstairs to an officeturned-exam room where veterinary ophthalmologist Graham Lewis checks their eye health. In the dimly lit room, puppy raising manager Linda Thornton kneels behind 15-month-old yellow lab “Eve,� holding her head firmly in place so Lewis can examine her eyes, using the same equipment used to screen human eyes. Healthy vision is espe-

cially important for these working dogs, who are entrusted to lead the visually impaired. “Fortunately, we do not see much in the way of vision problems because they have been carefully selected over time through the breeding program,� explains Lewis, who volunteered his professional time to examine 30 dogs that day. With seeing eye dogs, Lewis will occasionally find a cataract, retinal disease, or a minor eyelid abnormality that can be corrected with surgery. If he does find a problem, it’s important to determine if the cause is genetic, as that could affect the breeding program. After just a couple of minutes, Lewis jots down some notes and sends Eve bounding back downstairs with a clean bill of health. BC Guide Dog Services CEO Bill Thornton says

Linda Thornton of B.C. Guide Dog Services holds down 15-month-old yellow lab, Eve, while she gets her eyes checked by veterinary ophthalmologist Graham Lewis. Christine Lyon photo it’s extremely important to carry out routine eye checks on all the breeding stock, dogs in training, and puppies in the puppy raising program. “We are screening their eyes to make sure that there are no problems with individual dogs and also to make sure that there are no problems within the eyes from our breeding

program,� he says, adding the canines also receive routine check ups for their hips, elbows, shoulders, blood and heart health. reporter@southdeltaleader. com

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Trick-or-treaters reminded to play safe and designated crosswalks; walk instead of running; follow traffic signals and don’t jaywalk; and apply reflective tape to Halloween costumes. Police also remind residents that no one in Delta may possess fireworks unless they hold a Fireworks Permit, available through the Fire Department for $200. These per-

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Chowder using smoked salmon wasn't an original creation by Ladner Autobody's Rick Richardson. But over the years he's tweaked the recipe to make it his own. Philip Raphael photo

Landing a winner Smoked salmon chowder recipe tailored over the years to get the right combination Brave is one way to categorize Rick Richardson. And delicious is another to describe his take on smoked salmon chowder. Both came together a number of Christmas celebrations ago when the owner of Ladner Autobody (ladnerautobody.com) decided to freelance on a recipe friends had given him a few years prior. "I had 12 people over for lunch one Christmas and I served it. They were kinda like my guinea pigs, and I was fortunate they were all family," Richardson says stirring a spoon through the rich and creamy broth in his office on River Road West earlier this week.

"They liked it." Over the years Richardson has tinkered with the dish. One personal change was to eliminate onions from the list of ingredients and replace them with mellower green onions. "The taste is much better," he says. While other ingredients can be tailored to fit individual tastes, Richardson stresses that a good quality smoked salmon is an important foundation to build from. "I've tried some smoked pink salmon before and it's much better with the smoked sockeye. It can make a big difference." —Philip Raphael

Smoked salmon chowder INGREDIENTS 1 cup smoked salmon, cut into chunks 2 tbsp butter ½ cup chopped onions or 6-8 green onions ¼ cup sliced celery ½ cup chopped green pepper 2 tbsp flour 1 ¼ cups chicken bouillon ¼ cup sour cream 1 tsp fresh dill, minced, or dill weed 1/8 tsp pepper 1 tbsp chopped parsley

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LETTERS Tunnel tolls wrong As a senior in South Delta I strongly oppose any toll for the George Massey Tunnel (Letter, Tunnel tolls, South Delta Leader, Oct.14, 2011) or any of the existing bridges.

Throw out the 'money changers' "Robin Hood" foreign aid programs to Africa and other poor regions in the past have demonstrated the incredible waste of transferring great chunks of economic wealth from the industrialized West to the bottomless holes of the Third World without workable verification. Letter writer Alex Sangha (What would Jesus do? (South Delta

Closed communications Delta Municipal Hall recently wrote me a letter to inform me that e-mails from councillor/ staffs sent from private computers (and presumably BlackBerrys) are outside the “control and custody” of the municipality and therefore not subject to Freedom of Information requests. This is regardless of whether those e-mails contain the business of the municipality or not. For once—I was speechless. To highlight the significance of

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It's easy for young people to take public transit or carpool, but this writer forgot about seniors who may not be able to walk to the bus stop and indeed need to drive. Many appointments happen to be in Richmond or in the Granville/ Broadway corridor, where no bus goes. TransLink, as it is now, is unacceptable for older people. I don't see why we should have

to pay to use the tunnel; it's been paid for a long time ago and with our taxes. Don't forget, theory (city planning) and praxis are two different things.

Leader Oct. 21, 2011) poses the question: "What would Jesus do with the starvation in Africa?" I would answer Mr. Sangha: Jesus would drive the "money-changers" out of the "temple" and end the exploitation of their own people by unscrupulous dictators. With the idea of shaking down the industrial democracies in the name of economic "entitlement," global wealth redistribution, a.k.a. foreign aid, continues a long history of economic freeloading on the part of corrupt governments,

preferably without stringent international controls over the disposition of redistributed funds. Indeed, playing on the "rich" world's sense of "moral obligation to help the "poor," such plainly amounts to taxing the industrialized West in order to keep filling the treasuries of what—politically incorrectly—has become known as Third World kleptocracies.

this, in the over two years of hearings and debates on the Southlands, only a very limited number of e-mail communications are available between council/staff and Century on one of the most contentious issue in the Lower Mainland. How can that be? Delta’s reason? They do not have “control or custody” of e-mails sent from private computers – regardless of content. Accountability and transparency are vital for the effective and fair operation of any government including municipal government and every Canadian has the right under the Freedom of Information

Act (FOI) to request and examine documents from public government bodies—including e-mails. Public bodies are expected to ensure that records and e-mails are retained and available for examination and to provide them on request. Naturally, there are exceptions and special circumstances to protect privacy and national interest. Regardless of whom you support, Delta needs to ensure that important e-mail records are under its control, regardless of where they originate.

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Cooperation an election issue Cooperation should be made a buzz word during this civic election campaign—cooperation between a newly elected council and board of education, that is. And there's no better way for those freshly minted elected officials to demonstrate that than by working on a way to make a new artificial turf field at Delta Secondary School in Ladner a reality. Unfortunately, the apparent lack of productive relations between the two camps in the past has probably cost Deltans the opportunity to forge ahead with public projects that could have reaped economic efficiencies and filled needs in the community. A cooperative approach has been done for decades in Richmond where the city council and school district made the decision to locate community centres adjacent to some of its schools. The result? The facilities have become community focal points—enjoyed and used by many. With the proposal for locating a synthetic pitch at DSS, and hopefully a new running track encircling it, the ambitious project could spark a new era where municipal and school district interests could be mutually met. The plusses for the community would be many. The school district would have a contemporary facility—the current one was built to mark Canada's centenary in 1967—for its sports teams and phys-ed classes. The surrounding residents would have a nearby place to get some exercise. The local business community would have a destination for out-of-towners, as well as locals, to visit and hopefully spend a few dollars in town. Anyone who doubts that only has to look at the weekend crush on coffee shops and burger joints when kids' soccer matches and the ensuing entourage of parents swings into other towns for a brief stop. And the Corporation of Delta would have a facility to help bolster its efforts to foster a more active community. This is the cliched win-win situation, minus discussions over financing and booking a priority list for field use. But when groups talk and work towards a shared goal for the greater good of the community we might all be pleasantly surprised at what could be accomplished.


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Above: ❚ South Delta Leader editor Philip Raphael delivers a paper route to mark Carrier Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 14. The Leader is distributed to more than 16,000 homes and businesses every Friday in Ladner, Tsawwassen and Tilbury. Photo contributed

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Come and visit the Earthwise Haunted Garden. When: Friday, Oct. 28, 4 to 8 p.m. Where: 6400 3rd Ave. The garden witch will take visitors on a tour through the spooky garden. Admission: $5, includes seasonal snack and hot beverage. For more info: 604-946-9828 or info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca

> HALLOWEEN LUNCH

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a Halloween birthday lunch. When: Friday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m. Where: 5155-47th Ave. Members $6; guests $7. Serving ham with scalloped potatoes, veggies, dessert, tea or coffee.

Kabbalah and anthroposophical medicine. When: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Natural Comfort Wellness Centre, 117–1077 56th St. Registration is appreciated. 604-943-7222.

> NEW PERFORMANCE SERIES

Cedar Park Church presents the new season of the Ovation Performance Series. When: Beginning Saturday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Where: Cedar Park Church (5300 44th Ave., Ladner) featuring the “Infinitus" string trio, performing classical works, original jazz, Latin & hip-hop arrangements and compositions. Tickets $15 (proceeds support

> TOASTMASTERS MEETING

The first week of November is National Career Week and within that week is Bring Your Kids to Work Day. When: Wednesday, Nov. 2. Bring a Grade 9 student in Delta to work for a day. More information at www. takeourkidstowork.ca.

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Join Beverley Hawkins, Di.SPE, for a free evening as she shares and discusses the concepts behind Spiritual PhytoEssencing, Dr. Bruce Berkowsky’s use of essential oils for deep soul-spiritual work. This method integrates classical homeopathy, modern physiology, Chinese and herbal medicine,

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The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. The next meeting is on Oct. 12. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and anyone interested in an introduction to this healing modality. For more info and to register, call Frances at 604-948-1652 or Selena at 604-952-4175. The Delta Photo Club meets every Wednesday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for photo displays and workshops. For further information, please contact Karoline at publicity@deltaphotoclub.com. Come practice your English at the George Mackie Library, 8440–112 Street, Delta. Meet new people in a friendly, relaxed environment, Tuesdays until Nov. 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m. These ESL conversation circles will be guided weekly discussions on everyday topics.

Improve your public speaking skills. Join your local Toastmasters Club—the Ambassadors Toastmasters Club of Tsawwassen at their next meeting. When: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Where: South Delta Library, Tsawwassen.

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McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155 57th Ave. Featuring guest speakers. Call 604-946-1411 for more information.

Take a spooky tour of the Earthwise Haunted Garden Oct. 28 from 4-8 p.m. the Community Fund of Faith) can be purchased at Cedar Park Church Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 604-946-7410 for info.

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The B.C. government's out-of-court settlement to cancel a uranium mining claim in the Okanagan cost millions more because of political interference, NDP MLAs say.

The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the 4th Tuesday of the month in the Royal Oaks Social Room, 1100 – 56th Street at 7:15 p.m. New members are always welcome. Call Cheryl (604) 943-4634 or Anna (604) 943-0042. South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 P.M. in the Kiwanis Longhouse, 1710 - 56th Street, Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts, to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. For more information please call Marie at (778) 434-2090.

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More than a year after negotiators finished their work, the federal government has formally approved a treaty with the Tla'amin Nation on B.C.'s south coast.

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Above: ❚ The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club presented a $1,000 cheque to Reach Child and Youth Development Society—proceeds from their concession work at Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Night. Photo contributed Right: ❚ In the recent Grouse Grind Mountain Run, Bremner’s Juices owner Terry Bremner (second from right) finished in 35 minutes, 21 seconds.

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Frightfully FOCUSED Ladner film director Jason Mills prepares for second horror feature film PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

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good clue to what Ladner’s Jason Mills is about in terms of filmmaking comes from the last four digits of his cellphone number—1313. Mills maintains he was randomly assigned the number, but it’s fitting since the 28-yearold is not likely to make fluffy romance movies any time soon, unless they happen to include creatures of the night, menacing ghosts, or maybe demon vampires—the subject of his upcoming new film that begins shooting next month. “It’s called the Changing of Ben Moore,” says Mills, 26, adding the film is somewhat biographical. Art imitates life? “It’s about a guy who’s changing and he’s documenting it,” he says in a telephone interview with the Leader last week. “Like, he doesn’t know what’s happening to him.

So, he starts to film his change and gets his roommate to help out. And it ends up being horrific.” While pretty sure he’s not about to turn into a demon vampire himself anytime soon, Mills says he did draw on his real life experiences for the basic framework of the story. “It came, I guess, from life,” Mills says. “So, I just kinda changed it and made it into a creature. “It’s about going through hard times and stuff. And just sometimes you feel like you’re changing into some kind of demon sometimes. So, I just changed it into a sort of what if. Just how graphic the movie will get, Mills won’t say in any detail. Although, an early version of the movie poster does give you a glimpse showing a contorted hand with a thumb that is grotesquely turned up. But rest assured, what ends up on screen will be designed to make viewers jump. After all, it’s what Mills says he enjoys best about making horror films.

“I like the way you can make up anything,” he says. “Horror can go any way. And I like scaring people. It’s a good thing, you know. People need a good scare once in a while. And when I can scare people it makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I did what I intended to do, and that makes me want to make more films.” Film debut has local roots Mills’ first horror feature film was shot in and around Ladner in 2007. Called They Came From the Attic it follows a family that moves to a country home for a fresh start after the accidental death of a young son, only to discover there is something much worse than their memories and guilt living in the attic. It was released in 2009 and Mills had a special Halloween screening this week in Vancouver. He’s also had distribution through York Films and on his Internet site (theycamefromtheattic.com). Sales from the film have helped to finance his new project that is in the midst of casting.

And the popularity of They Came From the Attic has come from some surprising and not so surprising places. It received critical acclaim at the 2010 Eerie Horror Film Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania. And it turns out Texas has been the place that has made the most orders for his film. “I guess that’s the horror place. It must be some cult thing,” Mills says chuckling. While inspiration for horror stories can come from just about anywhere, Mills has from time to time tapped into one unique source. He worked for a decade in a local children’s daycare and would hear all manner of imaginative stories from the youngsters. “Oh totally,” he says. “The kids gave me stories all the time, telling me ‘you should do this, you should do that.’ The younger ones had silly stories, but older ones had some really quite good ideas,” he says, adding a haunted daycare was one of his favourites. When it comes to on-screen inspiration, Mills says Child’s Play was his favourite scary


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movie growing up. Today, he counts The Descent and Paranormal Activity as ones he enjoys for their ability to shock and thrill audiences. “I like the jumpiness and scariness.” But when it comes to experiencing his own creations, Mills says he finds it hard to remain in the theatre. “I don’t usually sit in there (movie theatre) when people are watching my movies. I just can’t do it,” he says. “I don’t really know why. I know some big directors, they have the same thing.” And like one of the most renowned suspense film directors of all time—Alfred Hitchcock—Mills likes to put himself in his movies. In They Came From the Attic, he was cast as one of the demons that terrorizes the family. Clad in elaborate makeup, Mills says that was great fun to act out. But in The Changing of Ben Moore, he’s opted for a more regular role. “I just pop my face in,” he says. “I’m just playing a guy who gets interviewed on the news after finding a dead body.”

Family ties While he loves being on set Mills also enjoys working with older brother, Simon, who provided his makeup and computer animation skills on They Came From the Attic. “I write the movies and he (Simon) does all the after stuff,” Mills says. “We also do our own thing, then work together when we need each other. He has is own company, Flixx Studios, but we do have a movie one day coming together.” In the meantime, Mills is busy casting for The Changing of Ben Moore while still finding time to do what he loves best—scaring people. Each Halloween night he sets up a special haunted house display in Ladner and uses some of his film wizardry and live actors to put a chill into all those who dare to visit. “I scare it out. I like to scare the kids.” It’s also a fundraiser for BC Childrens’ Hospital. Mills’ haunted house is located at 4720 52A St. and is set to deliver some creepy good fun on Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. editor@southdeltaleader.com

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Hot fashions for cool weather. The South Delta Leader hit the stores to find out what's in vogue for the fall/winter season It’s that time of year again. The temperature is dropping, the rain clouds are rolling in and most of us have long since packed away our cut-off shorts, tank tops and floral frocks and dusted off last season’s chunky wool sweaters, rubber boots and waterproof jackets. Despite the impending cool, wet weather, fashionistas need not sacrifice style for warmth—or vice versa. Rather than donning a bulky, knit pullover, why not opt instead for several thin layers? Mixing and matching three to four separate pieces will help you retain a strong silhouette and keep you toasty warm. Long-sleeved graphic T-shirts, cardigans, and cropped, structured jackets are must haves this fall/winter season. Pair them with a flowing scarf, slim-cut jeans and knee-high leather (or faux leather) boots for a sophisticated yet practical ensemble. When it comes to the

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When Amanda Wu was living in her native Taiwan, she had only enough space to keep small, potted flowers, but after putting down roots in Tsawwassen, she now has an entire garden at her disposal. Living space is one of the more obvious differences that sets Tsawwassen—and Canada—apart from the densely populated island of Taiwan, Wu says. That, and the great lengths regular residents go to protect the natural environment. Wu first moved to Canada in September 2010 and joined Go Green Delta a month later, after being introduced to the community group by a friend. The nonprofit group meets once a month at the Tsawwassen Library to discuss books and films focusing on environmental issues. Through Go Green Delta, Wu has been able to share Eastern Asian inspired solutions to environmental issues with South Deltans—like the Japanese-style bidet toilet that eliminates the need for toilet paper, or multi-stream recycling collection. In her hometown of Tainan, in southern Taiwan, Wu was involved in several environmental groups, including one dedicated to the conservation of the black-faced spoonbill, an endangered bird species. But because of the Taiwanese people’s strong work ethic, she says most don’t have the spare time to join community groups. “In Taiwan we are more disconnected (from nature),” she said, noting the majority of the population is packed into urban centres. Go Green Delta founder Barbara Hinson started the group two years ago while recovering from an injury. Wanting to focus her energy on something else, she decided a non-fiction book group focusing on environmental issues was the answer. That evolved into Go Green Delta, a group with no specific agenda other than offering an open platform for green-minded members to connect and inspire one another. All have different interests—from banning cosmetic pesticides, to advocating for more bike paths to initiating letter writing campaigns. “In the beginning I was really shy and I didn’t know what to say,” said Wu. As a member, she has acquired plenty of new friends, but joining the group was about much more than making friends—it’s also about making change. “After people become 40 or 50 years old, they need to think, ‘What can we pass on to the next generation?’” she said. Go Green Delta meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library. —Christine Lyon

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The entire South Park Elementary student body gathered excitedly in the gymnasium Wednesday morning (Oct. 24) to watch their vice-principal go bald for cancer. The assembly marked the end of the school’s first Cops for Cancer fundraiser, in which the students met and exceeded three fundraising goals. The initial target was to raise $800—or $1 for every kilometer of the Cops for Cancer ride—which the students met in just a day and a half. The second was to raise $1,000, with the reward of watching a Halloween movie in the gym on Monday (Oct. 31). And the final goal was to surpass the $1,500 mark, at which point vice-principal Chris Seabourne promised to shave his head and beard. In total, the South Park kids filled a bucked with more than $1,600 in change and small bills for cancer research and Camp Goodtimes—a summer camp for children and teens with cancer. Seabourne, admittedly a bit nervous about his

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Helping clients define their dreams Tips on how to keep a tight focus on what your ideal home should be “In my dreams….” list for a moment and people often say with focus on your “needs” a chuckle—but, given list. Instead of “I want t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o a bigger kitchen,” think make their dreams a “I n e e d m o re s t o rreality—how do people age space.” In many instances your e n s u re t h e i r needs list will dream home actually drive turns out your wants the way they list. had always This will hoped? allow you Planning to achieve is the key to a fun c t i on success in al space in most situaaddition to tions, and it’s Sarah Gallop the look you definitely the have dreamed key to success in achieving your dream about. Analyze those magahome. We’ve all thought about what we would do zine clippings you have to our homes if we had been filing away. What the time, the money, or is it about them that you love? Is it the style, the the energy. Often, people enlist layout, the colours? C i rc l e i t e m s, a n d designers or contractors for help—which is don’t be afraid to make great, as sometimes an notes. Many people outsider can offer a fresh can’t remember what perspective. However, if they liked about an you are looking for some image after a little time guidance before calling goes by. Ever yone has an in the professionals here are a few things to think opinion. If you take your time and think about. Put aside your “wants” your decisions through

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By Maggie Calloway The temptation, especially for your first child, is to go over the top a bit decorating the baby nursery. What you need to stop and think through is that your new bundle of joy grows at an alarming rate and the nursery decorated for a newborn quickly becomes inappropriate for the toddler and beyond.

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Vancouver heritage home gets a facelift reVISION Custom Home Renovations goes to work in an old house with character. By Maggie Calloway This was a full-on renovation by Todd Senft of reVISION Custom Home Renovations. A new top story was added, then the whole house including the bottom suite was renovated down to the studs and beyond. “This is a heritage, character home on the east side of Vancouver. The project was very unique in that two intertwined projects were happening

at the same time,� Senft says. “My company was contracted to do the renovation and at the same time Lighthouse Sustainability was contracted by Metro Vancouver to do an audit of everything that came out of the house that was recycled or repurposed. Because this was a significant renovation it was a prime project for them to look at everything during deconstruct, which is a term they use instead of demolition. In real terms for us it meant everything being removed from the home must be dismantled in a way they could more easily recycle rather than just crushing them and throwing them into a bin.� Lighthouse conducted a pilot project on this renovation to document real-world experiences

and challenges in recycling and re-purposing every possible item removed from the home. The roofing shingles were separated; the roof sheathing, drywall, insulation and flooring were also separated. Doors and windows were carefully removed for recycling and every single item was weighed for comparison purposes. This was an exciting project because while it is a noble endeavor to talk about diverting building materials from the landfill there was, and is, a need to get hard facts on what it takes and what is possible. It takes a lot longer to remove items with care,

You have made the difficult decisions about what clothes to keep and what to toss or donate. You have ruthlessly gone through all your drawers and cupboards, including the dreaded ‘I don’t know where to put it so I’ll just stick it in the catchall drawer until later’ drawer. We all have one of those; I could probably build a summer house including electrical and plumbing out of mine! You have resisted the temptation to keep things ‘just in case’ and passed it on to someone who could really use it, and now comes the reward. Could this be the time to call in the experts, to create custom storage solutions unique to your needs? To finally get rid of those sagging rails and shoe jumble at the bottom of your closet? Chris Isfeld, along with his brother Brett, are partners in the custom closet design company Designer Closet Guys. Isfeld, an engineer by training, came to B.C. after graduating to work for a plastic company who, among other things, made shelving products. In 2000 the general manager of the company and Isfeld decided to venture out on their own to start a company manufacturing

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All the conveniences of a new home in your comfortable, familiar house “ frompage.17 page.1 “from separate everything and arrange for various businesses to remove them. Taking longer means more expense to both the renovator and subsequently to the homeowner but because the landfill charges by tonnage, savings are realized at that end of the process. It is impossible to make long-term policy decisions without hard data and this project helped move that data forward. And what about the renovation itself? The family, including two kids and the downstairs tenant, moved out for the seven months of the renovation. The only things saved from the original home were the kitchen cupboards and countertops, as the homeowners had recently renovated the kitchen. “With the new top story, consisting of two bedrooms, one bath and a roof deck, the original foundation would not carry the load so we had to raise and support the house while we removed the old foundation, pour a new one and put in new drainage around the house,” Senft says. “On the main floor we took out the original brick chimney to create an open space between the dining room, living room and kitchen. Open-plan living on this floor made great sense for the family. There is also a bathroom and one bedroom on this floor. Then we created a staircase by the entry to go up to the new top floor. The basement floor had an original rental suite which was also totally renovated and remains a separate suite.” The renovated house is completely energyefficient. The family plans to stay in the home for the long term so it made perfect sense to spend the extra money up front to purchase top-of-the-line mechanical systems with high energy-efficiency. This is a decision anyone planning a major

renovation should keep in mind. It takes an average of five years to gain a return on the investment but the average turnover in housing in British Columbia is also five years. Consequently if you sell, it’s the new owner who gets the advantage of your investment. “This is a character home, which still fits perfectly in the neighbourhood, with a completely new heating system, new hot water system and insulation, the windows were upgraded, all the energy efficiencies you could ask for, all the conveniences of a new home,” Senft says. There is no question that an undertaking of this magnitude is hard on any family. First they are displaced, which is hard especially with children. There are the multitude of daily decisions to be made, and not to be dismissed is the financial commitment. Anyone contemplating a comparable renovation should first surround themselves with an experienced contractor and designer or architect, make as many upfront decisions as possible and, when the going gets stressful (and it probably will), keep your eye on the prize. Short term inconvenience for a long-term gain for your family is a worthy goal, especially when the end result is as amazing as this home became.

The newly re-built home was designed with an aim towards being open-plan, and included a roof deck , left, plenty of floor space on the main floor, bottom left, and a beautiful bathroom renovation, below. Martin Knowles photos

Nursery really for parents “from “ frompage.17 page.1 The trick is for the room to be flexible enough to grow along with the child. Daniel Twig of Lord Twig Design is an expert at pulling together a fabulous baby nursery which will still, with a few adjustments, change as your child grows. “When I am invited by a client to design a new nursery I really pay attention to what the rest of the home looks like,” Twig says. “Even though this room is for a child, you wouldn’t design a traditional nursery in a very contemporary home or vice versa; you need a flow. My target is always to create a room which will help make the baby secure, content and stimulated.” Twig agrees that it’s not best to create a room that is only for a newborn. “You can spend an awful lot of money on furniture which is only functional for a very short time,” he says. “The main pieces in the room, the chest of drawers, the comfortable chair, etc. should be of good quality but

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A wood stove is the perfect addition to a chilly winter evening By Maggie Calloway I have to confess right up front that I am a huge fan of wood stoves. I live on a small acreage and depend on heat from my wood stove along with electric baseboard backup. But for me, it is more than the basic need for heat during cold winters. I love the whole process. I enjoy my long chat with the fellow who delivers the wood and I love stacking it in my purpose-built wood shed. I confess to standing in front of my full shed (I always have enough for two years), and feeling a deep sense of contentment knowing that no matter what happens I, and my resident pets, will be warm and snug through the dark months. I enjoy looking forward to throwing another log on the fire on a cold windy night and settling down with a good book. And, if the power goes out, it doesn’t hurt to be able to boil water for a cup of tea or heat up a pot of soup. Word to the wise, using a wood stove is not for the faint of heart; it is hard work. There is always something to do, from stacking wood to filling the wood bin to cleaning out the ashes. It’s a far cry from flicking a switch on and off with natural gas. And if you have to build a fire and wait for the heat to build on a winter morning, well, let’s just say it separates the true believers from the pretenders! And don’t forget the need for organizing a chimney sweep at least once a year. I put in a call to Rick Abbott of R.E. MacDonald in Aldergrove, a store specializing in stoves of all types.

Abbott, along with his colleagues, is an expert in matching the right product with each client. The first thing Abbott advises is that before anyone purchases a wood stove they find a reliable wood source. Though it may seem like a good idea at the time, burning old 2x4s is not allowed because the warranty on the stove would be voided. “If a client purchases a stove late in the season it is likely they wouldn’t find a source of dry wood. For those new to the process, wood needs to be dry, which means about a year of drying time,” says Abbott. “Burning wet, or green wood as it is known, creates creosote buildup in the chimney, which is a major fire hazard.” Once you have the wood situation in hand, you need an expert to advise you on which stove meets your particular needs. Some of the newer stoves have a twenty-hour and up burn, which means they are still throwing heat long after the stove has been stacked with wood, depending on what kind of wood you are burning. For me, the benefits of a wood stove far outweigh the workload involved. Everyone has to make a personal decision about the pros and cons after consulting with an expert such as Abbott. A final word of caution, make sure you advise your insurance company if you plan on installing a wood stove as many have very stringent rules. It also wouldn’t hurt to check with your local municipality to make sure wood-burning stoves are allowed.

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By Maggie Calloway Did you know that what we think of as Christmas wreaths actually date back thousands of years and that different cultures use the wreath for a variety of reasons? The memory of Charlton Heston wearing a laurel wreath in one of his “historical” movies has some basis in fact. Our present reality is we hang wreaths during the holidays to celebrate and welcome guests to our home. Thomas Hobbs at Southlands Nursery has the lowdown on the very best way to build your own wreath. Hobbs suggests if you want to make your own, start with a basic green living wreath you can purchase anywhere. This way you not only get your starter wreath but the frame as well. “Once you have the basic wreath you can start to add what I call the ‘goodies.’ I like to use rose hips, because they are a natural red/orange, in little clusters; seeded eucalyptus which look like pale celadon-green grapes, and a real favourite of ours at the nursery: pink pepper berries,” Hobbs says. “Look around your garden to see what would look great; just make sure you include things which don’t shed or you will have a gradually disappearing wreath.”

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Getting rid of all that clutter a top priority By Maggie Calloway Our home is supposed to be where we go to find peace and serenity. This is where, when the door to the outside world is closed, we should be able to take a deep breathe and relax. Too many of us live in anything but peace and serenity; we live in some form of chaos while at the same time wondering why we never really feel rested or feel we belong anywhere. With the holidays fast approaching, it’s a great time to plan out the next few weeks and commit to slowly dealing with one room at a time. Imagine the holidays with an organized home where you feel good about inviting friends and family to join you in celebration, then going into the new year with a new family focus. Susan Borax and Heather Knittel, owners of Good Riddance, a professional organizing company, have some tips for those who are overwhelmed. “The most important thing is to go around the house and deal with items say from Halloween, summer clothes and toys, anything which is not in use during the holiday season. Great times to concentrate on decluttering are change of season and holidays,” says Knittel. Borax adds, “What you have is a lot of stress if you allow new things to come into the home on top of an already cluttered space. Think of what you will be bringing into the home: wrapping paper, decorations, presents,

and maybe a Christmas tree. All these things take up space and you need to plan how you are going to handle them. The earlier you start on this the better, even before you go shopping.” Knittel says they have a few things they suggest people do to control the clutter for the holidays. “Declutter, get rid of the excess stuff you have hanging around, tame all the paper in the house because there is going to be a lot of new paper coming in, clean and reorganize the fridge to make room for the extra food, and if you can squeeze out a couple of holiday days before Christmas, use them to get organized,” she says. Both Borax and Knittel suggest keeping the mayhem surrounding the holidays at a low ebb. Instead of rushing around trying to remember who they need to buy for, many families have started investing in experiences. Buy a gift certificate for a restaurant or take your kids out to Science World. Sometimes the clutter just feels too overwhelming, so I suggest just committing to dealing with five items every day. It doesn’t have to be five sofas, but even putting away five pieces of paper makes a difference. Five items a day, when you may be facing years of accumulation, doesn’t sound like much but over a year you will have dealt with 1, 825 items. But remember, once you are organized you need to really think about what you bring into the home … maybe one thing in, one out?

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A kitchen gets a makeover from the designer homeowner By Maggie Calloway

Karen Campbell of the interior design firm, Esprit Décor of Maple Ridge, is a very inventive and talented interior designer. Her work for clients has been extraordinary, and the number of times her clients have called her back over the years is a testament that her work is not only stunning but functional. Campbell lives in a small but fabulous coach house on her own rural property where the Alouette River flows past the huge trees beside her kitchen patio. Like many of us, she spends most of her at-home time in and around the kitchen. The only problem was the kitchen was dated and badly needed a facelift but client work always took precedence. Campbell decided the time had come to make some badly needed changes. This time the kitchen renovation was different. This time Campbell was her own client and she would not be calling in a kitchen cabinet manufacturer to measure the space, consult on the style, and then wait for delivery. Having just finished a complete kitchen renovation for a client and having carefully salvaged the cabinets, Campbell decided she would retrofit them for her own renovation. The only structural change Campbell made to her kitchen was to put in a much larger window over the sink to replace a tiny window which didn’t do justice to the view. In doing that they found the whole exterior wall was rotten and had to be replaced. First, Campbell had to figure out how to configure the cabinets in her space. Once that was done, every cabinet had to be sprayed with high-gloss enamel paint and installed with new hardware. “The island looks different but is actually in the same spot with a new Caesarstone countertop in a totally new shape. This is something people contemplating a kitchen facelift

should keep in mind,” Campbell says. “By changing the shape of the countertop the use can change. My new top has a deep overhang so I can use it for meals with the new stools. There used to be a small seating area where the china cabinet is now, so the island takes its place.” Clever details make this kitchen sing. The backsplash under the china cabinet is repeated on the base of the island, and the granite counters on both the sink side and under the china cabinet are much darker than the island, which creates interest. When Campbell was thinking about a colour scheme for the kitchen she came across the fabric she used as a valance. She loved the colour combination so this was the jumping off point for all the colours in the kitchen. “The best thing I did in the entire renovation was the lighting. I live amongst big trees so light is an issue,” Campbell says. “I installed many different points of light by installing pot lights around the perimeter, lighting in the china cabinet, under-cabinet lighting, lighting under the island shining on the tile feature then down to the floor. Finally, there is the overhead light. All this has made a huge difference.” A carpenter finished off the cabinets’ exposed ends and created a frame around the microwave shelf. To finish, a cork floor was laid to make the floor warmer underfoot.

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Karen Campbell of Esprit Decor in Maple Ridge had quite the project ahead of her when she began renovating her own kitchen. A new backsplash, below, and under-cabinet lighting, right, was only the beginning. Martin Knowles photos

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Mid-century modern a current trend in home decor

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By Maggie Calloway

To say that mid-century modern furniture, from the early 1950s to the 1960s, is hot is an understatement. Unlike the style of the midlast century where people bought a whole houseful of the same style (think Danish teak furniture), now these beautifully designed, extremely well-made individual pieces are carefully chosen and integrated, with pride of place, into more eclectic decor styles. FULLHOUSE Modern in Vancouver is a treasure trove of mid-century and Danish modern, vintage, industrial and contemporary furniture and collectibles, and a go-to place for designers and people looking for just the right piece. Owner Jennifer Brash is an encyclopedia on the background of each piece and style. “Today people decorate their homes much differently,” Brash says. “They may buy a midcentury bed and maybe a dresser, but the side tables would be different or they might have vintage bed and side tables but a modernist chair. They may include some lighting that is not period so it’s not so matchy-match, which is not interesting.” Part of the appeal is the history and character, Brash says. “People are using pieces for their beautiful patina, craftsmanship, character and history to warm up their space. Modernism is very popular right now with lots of glass, chrome, and hard surfaces so they are introducing the wood pieces almost like objects of art; they make the space livable and give depth to the room,” she says. What those of us who lived in the 50s and 60s didn’t appreciate at the time was how timeless these pieces are. They are not ornate, the scale is perfect and the wood is unparalleled. The Brazilian rosewood has a moratorium on its harvest so it is no longer available.

Jennifer Brash of FULLHOUSE Modern says that part of The Burmese teak has a grain which the appeal of mid-century modern decor is the history no longer exists because the Danes, and character that each piece brings to your home. after the Second World War, went in Martin Knowles photos and harvested all the old growth in Indonesia so the graining and deep patina is only available on furniture of industrialization was happening and they that era. were experimenting with molds, the Charles “The teak that is harvested today is out of Eames era.” a tree farm and it’s more blond, more like This era in North America was the expanbirch,” Brash says. “The colouring isn’t there sion of suburbanism. The car moved people and the graining isn’t there because it’s new to the suburbs and the homes were mostly growth rather than old growth. The mid-cenranchers and not the Craftsman homes that tury furniture has such appeal because of the were in the inner cities. They were built wood, the design, the functionality and the quickly to house returning soldiers and craftsmanship. The Danes are known around their young families, and they needed to be the world as being some of the finest furniture filled with modern furniture; the heavy dark makers. What’s known as Danish modern are furniture was not suitable to this new style the most coveted.” of openness and an uncluttered and easy-toThough there are pockets of beautiful work care-for home. in Italy, they tended to use more plastics and “The style was simple, clean lines, organic metal, Brash says. shapes. The design was functional and visu“California also produced plastics when ally streamlined and pleasing,” Brash says.

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Closet Guys committed to best possible service ““from frompage.17 page.1 accessories, such as tie racks and belt racks. The partnership, although successful, was dissolved in 2007 but Isfeld was committed to the idea of a high-quality closet design company. In the meantime Isfeld had set up what we now know as Designer Closet Guys with Brett. Brett, who had a design background, was in Vancouver working for an entertainment lawyer and suffering from burn-out. His timing was perfect to have a long chat with his brother about career options, as Isfeld had decided there was a need for a local custom cabinet company and had contracted with a Richmond-based manufacturer to represent their product. The rest is history. So how does the process work once you have made the decision to organize your home, or part thereof, once and for all? “Every home is unique so we start with a consultation in the home to get an idea about style, space and what the client wants to achieve,� Isfeld says. “The space is measured then we are able to show the client immediately, on computer, a design mockup of how we see the best use of available space for their particular needs.� They then refine the design back at the office, and present the client with a detailed drawing. “(We are) constantly refining until the client is totally happy. A date is set for installation and because we do our own installations the client can be sure they are getting the best possible service.� A lot of homes today have actual dressing rooms, so it makes great sense to make the best use of the space. “Having well-designed storage is a great investment because not only will the client enjoy an organized home but on re-sale it is an added benefit,� Isfeld says. “In my own home we have a kitchen/great room where

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we spend all our time so we converted what was the formal living room into a dressing room. What we saved from not having to buy furniture for a space we wouldn’t use we invested in creating a room which enhances our lives. Our master is on the main floor so now we have a large, pretty fantastic master suite.� Isfeld would like to remind people that no matter how great it is to finally have everything under control, long-term success depends on them having a system in place. They can’t just keep bringing items into the home because even the new system is finite. “If they bring something new into the home they need to let something go,� Isfeld says. “This way the home will remain organized.�

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Great rooms fantastic for entertaining When you imagine a great room, you probably think of a big hall in a castle, or a large open room in a mansion. However, you don’t have to be royalty or wealthy to have a great room of your very own anymore. Like the grand chamber in a castle, a great room still tends to be an open space that can be used for several things, including a dining room or living room. Most tend to feature high ceilings, and often adjoin the kitchen. A great room was extremely important to Rick and Fiona Hickman, who recently purchased a home at Morningstar’s Avondale development in Coquitlam. “We wanted a place with an open plan,” Rick says. “A big kitchen that was open to the living and dining room was important.” Great rooms are becoming increasingly

popular in new home developments, and are especially appealing to homeowners looking to entertain frequently. Great room layouts have also migrated from single-family homes to townhouses and apartments. Aragon’s The Station in Port Moody includes large great-room-style spaces in many of their floorplans, as does Barber Creek Development’s Edgewater in Surrey and Sandhill Development’s Elements in Langley. “The great room is my favourite feature,” says Corina Accili. Accili and her partner purchased a home at Benchmark Homes’ Yorkson South development in Langley. “The layout was exactly what we were looking for,” Accili says, adding that they love the columns that separate the great room from the kitchen.

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Ambros Construction has truly risen to new heights with its newest development, Ascend in Fleetwood. With everything you can possibly imagine within its walls, your new home will be more than a place to lay your head. “Someone really thought about the features,” says Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Fifth Avenue Marketing Cristy Edmonds. “There are so many thoughtful touches.” Some of those thoughtful touches include pull-outs in the kitchen, perfect for keeping things to hand while also hiding them away, and bright track lighting that will illuminate your space while still putting you in the best light (no harsh florescent lighting here!) Bathrooms in some plans include extra cabinets and shelves, so you will never run out of room to store your lotion, toothpaste or makeup. The kitchen itself includes a glass mosaic feature behind the range that includes tiles in the shape of a hexagon. This hexagon is repeated all over

the development, building off of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s water theory. Every home at Ascend has been built with this water theory in mind. It states that water molecules form a hexagon shape when in perfect balance. This shape is something all life forms are drawn to, and thus forms the foundation for the design of Ascend. “You’re in a perfect balance (at Ascend),” Edmonds says. The hexagon in the kitchen is complemented by natural granite countertops with a marble mosaic tile backsplash and an island or eating continued on page 30 2

Someone really thought about the features,” says Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Fifth Avenue Marketing Cristy Edmonds.

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Sales associate Priya Bains checks out the stunning kitchens at Ascend. With a hexagon tile feature behind the stove, the kitchen is both practical and beautiful. Bathrooms include plenty of storage, left, while living areas are always in perfect balance, top.


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…off the front: “These have sold really well because of the price point. Their price is comparable to renting.” Cristy Edmonds. continued from page 219

bar in most homes that is dramatically but practically lit by galaxy-style chrome and glass pendant light fixtures. At the end of the day, everyone needs somewhere to relax. The bedrooms at

Ascend are tailor-made for this, with their soft broadloom carpets and soothing colour schemes. Ensuites include a relaxing soaker tub and a five-foot walk-in shower with a luxurious Moen 90 Degree rain shower head. The development includes 169 homes, 12 of which are city homes that feature a second

floor. The homes start at 515 square feet for a junior one bedroom, and go up to 1,124 square feet for the two-level city home. A junior one-bedroom has recently become a popular layout on the new home market, and features a bedroom that doesn’t have an exterior window.

“These have sold really well because of the price point,” Edmonds says. “Their price is comparable to renting.” One of the major draws of Ascend has been its location. “This is a well-established, safe, walkable neighbourhood,” Edmonds says. “The location is great.” Close to shopping, restaurants, schools and recreation, homeowners at Ascend are never far from everything they could possibly need. Homes start at $165,800 for a junior onebedroom. For more information visit www. liveatascend.com or call 604-596-2202.

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have secured starting roles. Ladner’s Kelvin Gill plays striker, and Tsawwassen’s Max Kirshenblatt patrols the right side of midfield, although Levitt said his ability and work rate allows him to slot in just about anywhere on the pitch. With the two youngsters suiting up Southpointe fashioned a five win, zero loss league record while competing in the Greater Vancouver Independent School Athletic Association—a feat which earned them a trip to the Fraser Valley finals and a subsequent spot in the provincials being played Nov. 3-5. “The boys have bought in to the program,” said Levitt of the 25 or so who turned out for training with the team. “And I’m of the philosophy that if somebody is good enough it doesn’t really matter to me what age they are. If they can

compete at that level then they can compete. Then once they get that chance it’s (position) theirs to keep or theirs to lose.” The fact Southpointe does not have enough players to field both junior and senior teams also helped pave the way to the wide age range on the roster. But what about the physical challenges the younger players face? Levitt says it’s not a factor. “When you’re in Grade 8 and you’re playing against Grade 12s, there’s going to be a difference in size,” he said. “But it doesn’t seem to matter to these guys. And if you are smaller, playing against bigger players is going to make you more aware of where those bigger guys are and sharpen your skills and vision.” editor@southdeltaleader.com

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Kitimat Modernization Project, Kitimat, BC Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa. For more information, please visit www.riotinto.com. Rio Tinto Alcan is the aluminum product group of Rio Tinto, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Building on more than a century of experience and expertise, Rio Tinto Alcan is the global leader in the aluminum industry. With over 24,000 employees in 27 countries, Rio Tinto Alcan is a global supplier of high-quality bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum. Its AP smelting technology is the industry benchmark and its enviable hydroelectric power position delivers significant competitive advantages in today’s carbon-constrained world. As part of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America, the company’s BC Operations is based in Kitimat, British Columbia and is one of the largest industrial complexes in the province. Employing about 1400 people and contributing more than $269 million annually to the provincial economy, the Kitimat based aluminum operation is poising for future growth. The Kitimat Modernization Project is a key strategic brown field initiative for Rio Tinto Alcan using the most advanced version of AP technology. This future smelter is projected to have an aluminum production capacity of 420 000 tonnes per year. Rio Tinto Alcan - Kitimat Modernization Project is seeking to fill the role of Procurement Specialist based in Kitimat, BC. Procurement Specialist Kitimat Modernization Project Ref. No.: KIT0001K The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing an interface strategy and process between the current Operations and the Project Team; establish new contracts for goods and services associated with the new operations; recommend inventory levels; and work on agreed plans and timeframes to ensure first metal is delivered on schedule. Specific role responsibilities include: -Develop and implement a Commercial strategy to support the achievement of the Kitimat Modernization Project’s business goals that is aligned with Rio Tinto’s overall commercial strategy. -Lead the supplier negotiations for major new contracts and manage the contracts in line with Project/Operations requirements. -Responsible for ensuring delivery of all goods/services required by the relevant subcontract(s), including time, quality and cost. -Advise new stock levels for materials and consumables to support production plans and adjust to meet requirements. -Manage the interface between new Operation/Maintenance departments regarding the recommended spare parts listing. -Work closely with the Regional Economic Development group to ensure alignment of strategy. -Coordinate and ensure resource expertise as required to meet delivery outcomes in all commercial areas. -Provide key supplier performance feedback. -Respect the procurement budget. To qualify for this position the candidate must have: -University degree in a relevant discipline or relevant experience -5 years of procurement experience in an industrial environment -Previous project experience would be desirable -Certified Professional Purchasing designation The rewards and benefits of working for Rio Tinto are market benchmarked and very competitive, including an attractive remuneration package, regular salary reviews, incentive programs, employee savings plan, competitive pension plan, a self education assistance policy, and comprehensive health & disability programs. To apply, please submit an online application (resume) directly at our website at jobs.riotinto.ca. Resumes must be received by Friday, 4 November, 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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To apply, please submit an online application (resume) directly at our website at jobs.riotinto.ca or send your resume to the following address: Rio Tinto Alcan, Recruitment Coordinator, PO Box 1800, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H2. Resumes must be received by Friday, November 18, 2011.

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Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. The successful candidate will have at least 10 years welding experience and at least 5 years of CWB certification using metal-core wire for steel fabrication.

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CONCRETE & PLACING

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

251 DRAFTING AND DESIGN

SH DRAFTING & DESIGN • Mechanical / Structural • Architectural / Home Renos. • Preliminary & Final Plans

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

283A

HANDYPERSONS

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

604-943-0106 260

ELECTRICAL

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE 164

WAREHOUSE PLANT WORKERS Required by Fish Processing Plant for day shifts

EXCAVATORS

Please apply at: #200-11251 River Rd. Richmond.

To apply submit resume by Email to rspeers@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905

ROCK IS seeking a Qualified Safety Officer. Must be familiar with Work Safe and National Safety regulations; experience in drill/blast operations an asset. Conduct New Employee Safety Orientation, Safety Meetings and Accident/Incident reports. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills and First Aid certified. Wage based on experience. This position is field oriented, requires travelling to various job locations. Please forward resume to resume@rcmi.ca or fax to (250) 828-1948.

PERSONAL SERVICES

EX60 - EX300

BACKHOES

PERSONAL SERVICES

4 X 4 C/W bracker & hoepack

CATS 6 ways to wide blades

DUMP TRUCKS

MY MUSIC LESSONS

C/W Trailers

Top quality music lessons that SAVE you MONEY and TIME in the comfort of your home. Guitar, drums, piano and bass. Book your lessons NOW to secure your slot. Lessons for all ages.

BOBCATS C/W attachments

FARM TRACTORS

(778)385-2813 my_music_lessons@yahoo.com

C/W attachments

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314 MERCHANDISE RENTALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

(604)531-5935

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GARDENING

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

TOPSOIL BARKMULCH, SAND, GRAVEL

Call 604-531-5935

50’ Boathouse for rent. Crescent Beach Marina. $950/mo, short or long term. Incl. moorage, electricity, water. Call 604 614-2737.

317

MISC SERVICES

A PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555.


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MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

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RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly â&#x20AC;˘ Electronics â&#x20AC;˘ Appliances â&#x20AC;˘ Old Furniture â&#x20AC;˘ Construction â&#x20AC;˘ Yard Waste â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall â&#x20AC;˘ Junk â&#x20AC;˘ Rubbish â&#x20AC;˘ Mattresses

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

477

Âť CONTINUOUS 5" GUTTERS Âť LEAF SCREEN/CUSTOM FLASHING Âť POWER WASHING, CLEANING AND REPAIRS

604-786-7145 PETS

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

604.587.5865

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

SUNDECKS

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING Interior / Exterior Small / Big Jobs Comm/Res. Fully insured. Crown molding installation.Faux finish, staining & custom painting.

John 778-881-6737

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

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Tree removal done RIGHT! â&#x20AC;˘ Tree & Stump Removal â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ ed Arborists â&#x20AC;˘ 20 yrs exp. â&#x20AC;˘ 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bucket Truck â&#x20AC;˘ Crown Reduction â&#x20AC;˘ Spiral Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS 477

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

PETS

3/4 NEO MASTIFF 1/4 American Bulldog pup, 3 mos old, shots, dewormed, tails docked, family farm raised $500 (604)826-2419 Adorable Lab Pups - Black males, p/b. Family farm raised. 1st shots/vet chkd $500: 604-856-1577 BERNOODLE PUPS, Poodle Bernese X, cuddly, perfect family dog. $1200. Call (604)825-3966 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

Swiss Mountain pups. Look like Bernese but short-hair & smaller. $1500. Gentle. 604-795-7662. Toy Poodle cross pups, 2nd shots, short & stocky, 4 mo, male, $595; female, $750. (604)354-3003 Maple Ridge email: dinkytoi@hotmail.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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FERTILIZERS

545

FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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MATTRESSES staring at $99 â&#x20AC;˘ Twins â&#x20AC;˘ Fulls â&#x20AC;˘ Queens â&#x20AC;˘ Kings 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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

5 mo. old looking for a loving homeVet checked: eyes, ears & heart Registered CKC & micro chipped Parents, champion CKC registered. Socialized with children and other animals Call : 604 - 460 - 8086 EGYPTIAN MAU, Native Bronze male, neutered, 2yrs. Healthy, imported. Shy. $450. (778)297-4470 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Available!!! For more information Call Andrei 604-970-3807. KING PITBULL X Rottweiler pups. very cute 8 wks old, 1st shots, vet chkd. $400/ea. (604)240-1668 KITTENS, Orange tabby, Call (604)703-1077 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com 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 Persian kittens reg. Snow Whites Silver.1st Shots. Ready to go. Health guar. $600: 604-538-1446.

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604-948-3640 845

VEHICLES WANTED

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Newly Renovated! Large 3 bdrm, inste storage. Starting at $1400/mo. 5 Applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace. Close to schools, shopping & transit. No pets.

Come visit our park-like setting Call NOW 604-589-1805

APARTMENT/CONDO

DELTA WEST 4895 - 55B St., Ladner

757

DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

WANTED TO RENT

40 yr old man- hardworking, n/s, n/d, with older limpy dog seeks rental accom for Nov. 1st in Ladner, Tswn. Call Jason (604)928-4367 email: info@gempals.com

Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom & Bachelor Suites Balconies, rent incl heat & h/w. Prkg avail. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, N/P

Call 604.946.1094

TRANSPORTATION 806

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

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

560

ACREAGE

2004 Harley-Davidson Touring Road King Classic, low miles, perfect condition, $5800, nicoledevons@yahoo.ca

810

ELECTRIC SCOOTER- Motorino XPC. Only 471 KMS. Mint Cond. $1500/firm.Call Doug 604-703-4261

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

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

www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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RECREATIONAL/SALE Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

MARINE

Call 604-533-9780 SURREY 2011 FunFinder 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; travel trailer. Electric jacks, awning, stabilizers, slide-out, TV, microwave, sleeps 4. Too much to list! $20,395/obo. Call 604-521-6037.

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

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

1 & 2 Bdrms 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 Soleil Terrace, 5599-14B St. 6 BRAND NEW 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, garden level. Close to freeway & ferry. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $1400. 13th month FREE.

604-535-8080 Atari Property Management

750

SUITES, LOWER

1 BDRM w/o bsmt suite. Avail Nov. 1, located at 188/53Ave. N/S, N/P. inc. util. Ref. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 604-7268014 .

Classified Advertising An effective way to build your business. Phone 604-575-5555

752

TOWNHOUSES

SURREY / Delta Border

MOVE IN NOW! Large 3 bdrm, inste storage. Starting at $1350/mo. 5 Applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace. Close to schools, shopping & transit. No pets.

Come visit our park-like setting Call NOW 604-589-1805 Website: www.aptrentals.net

912

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

AUTO SPECIAL

RICHMOND

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ROCK BOTTOM PRICESâ&#x20AC;? 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

MOTORCYCLES

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

5374 - 203rd St, Langley

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

603

Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943 2005 GMC-Diesel 345K km. School certified, wheelchair lift, runs great. $29,000. Call Paul (250)378-2337

1966 CHEVY PICKUP, V8, 4 spd, blue & white, has collectors plates, $6500. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz)

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.

MISC. FOR SALE

Arizona Building Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7

Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles

830

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

Bayside Property Services Ltd. LANGLEY

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

Website: www.aptrentals.net

RENTALS 706

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Available Immediately

REAL ESTATE

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

TOWNHOUSES

FURNITURE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

HOME Service Guide

SURREY / Delta Border

www.dannyevans.ca

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

WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

â&#x20AC;&#x153; ABOVE THE REST â&#x20AC;&#x153; Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

TREE SERVICES

752

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

MORTGAGES

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

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.recycleitcanada.ca

372

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weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a great spot for you!

The Scrapper

PB Czech German Shepherd PupsWorking and pet quality. Dewormed, vaccinated, temperament tested, health guaranteed. Proven bloodlines $1500.00. Call: 778-8364048 e-mail: german_shepherds@live.ca

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

bradsjunkremoval.com

SOUTH DELTA LEADER

whatever you do...

Quality service in South Delta since 1997 320

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INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca

812

AUTO SERVICES

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1997 Cadillac Deville - Loaded. Immac. Cond. New tires & brakes. Private $6900 obo. 604-364-1554 2000 FORD FOCUS SE, 179K, auto, fully loaded. Runs like new. $2500. 778-893-4866

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Reach 116,000 Households

00 plus tax

Includes one week in the Richmond Review and the South Delta Leader.

Includes:

TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, VANS 3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassiďŹ ed.com (private party ads only)

2011 Ford Mustang GT white, low mileage, 1 owner, clear title, no accidents, $15800, rosegodby@yahoo.ca

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or pay $25 + tax for one week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in all Lower Mainland publications

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

1.5 million households

2002 Honda Civic 4 dr auto aircared mag whls. 170,000k. $4,600 obo. 778-895-7570.

604-575-5555

2006 Toyota Matrix 4 dr. auto, 60,000kms. p/l, a/c, c/c. alloy whls. $7,400 obo. 778-895-7570. 2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $9000 firm. Call 604-538-4883.


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