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Fomer Ladner woman found guilty in impaired driving case that took the life of local four year old girl.

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Delta is asking property owners to adhere to summer restrictions to help conserve water. For more on this story, visit and click on the 'News' tab. 1 /

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Fire Hazard Advisory Due to the prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, which are forecast to continue, the Corporation of Delta is taking precautionary measures to minimize the risk of fires in municipal parks and wilderness areas.

Secondary Suites What is a secondary suite? A secondary suite is an additional dwelling unit area located within a single family dwelling. At the July 26, 2010 Regular meeting, Delta Council adopted Bylaws to allow single secondary suites in single family dwellings in Delta. For a secondary suite to be legal, it must be inspected and upgraded, if required, to ensure compliance with the BC Building Code.

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What if I have an existing secondary suite? Property owners are encouraged to legalize their suite by first contacting the secondary suite hotline at (604) 952-3159 or by email at to request an inspection. Homeowners who do not legalize their secondary suite will be required to remove the suite

The fire danger rating for the Municipality of Delta is

and may also be subject to daily fines after December 31, 2010.


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Prohibition of open air burning and smoking in Delta parks An open burning ban is in effect for all areas of Delta including a ban on campfires and open cooking (briquette & propane BBQs) in all Delta parks until further notice. In addition, smoking is prohibited in

To encourage property owners to legalize their suite, Delta is implementing a program to waive the costs of the first two building inspections (first inspection and re-inspection of an existing secondary suite) until January 31, 2012. This represents a savings of approximately $250 for homeowners.

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Delta parks. For general questions and comments, information about how to Delta staff will continue to patrol parks, beaches

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APPEAL POSSIBLE—Carol Berner (right) was declared guilty in the impaired driving death of toddler Alexa Middelaer and will be sentenced in November. Laurel and Michael Middelaer (left) spoke to media outside court after the verdict. For a video clip, visit and click on the 'News' tab. Black Press and Evan Seal photos


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gaunt and haggard-looking Carol Berner sat motionless in her seat Tuesday morning as Surrey Provincial Court Judge Peder Gulbransen declared her guilty as charged in the May 2008 death of four-year-old Alexa Middelaer in Delta. Judge Gulbransen convicted Berner on two counts of dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm, and two counts of impaired driving causing death and bodily harm. Gulbransen said the evidence presented during the trial shows that Berner was driving well over the speed limit and while her blood alcohol level may not have been over the legal limit, she was nonetheless impaired. "There is no other rational conclusion," Gulbransen said. He said tests prove Berner was doing 91 km/h in a 50 km/h zone in a Ladner residential area when she hit some speed bumps, lost control and crashed into Alexa and her aunt Daphne Middelaer, who were standing on the side of road to feed a horse. Alexa did not survive. Her aunt required 13 hours of surgery for multiple fractures and a closed head injury. Alexa's grandparents' vehicle was also hit, but they escaped serious injury. "Travelling at this speed is not a minor lapse of attention," Judge Gulbransen noted. "She [Berner] drove over them [the speed bumps} as if they were not there."

He dismissed as "pure conjecture" defence suggestions Berner's Oldsmobile might have suffered a sudden mechanical failure as a result of a flaw in the design of the steering column that resulted in a nationwide recall of that make and model of car. Tests on the vehicle and skid marks at the scene show there was no failure of steering, Gulbransen said. He added Berner's failure to slow down on a street that she was familiar with supports the prosecution claim that she was impaired. Berner failed a roadside blood alcohol test, but passed when she was later tested again at Delta Police Department (DPD) headquarters. Delta Police conducted an undercover investigation, with offers posing as potential new friends to get her to discuss the crash while a concealed video camera recorded her saying she was drinking wine before the crash. The judge said that a person does not need to be over the legal limit to be convicted of driving while impaired. Alexa's parent expressed relief following the conviction. Father Michael Middelaer said he felt a "sense of validation" at the ruling. "It was a great day for British Columbia," he said, "because I think as a result of this decision, what happened to our family will probably happen less often." Mother Laurel Middelaer called the ver-

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dict a victory for "common sense." "I feel as a mother that my little girl was honoured today," she said. Berner will be sentenced on Nov. 8. Her lawyer, David Tarnow, said he will argue against jail time. "She has no criminal record, she barely has any tickets", Tarnow said. "Ms. Berner is quite upset by the outcome," he told reporters. Berner never testified during her trial and never spoke to reporters outside court. "She always has expressed remorse at what happened," Tarnow said. An appeal is possible, he said, but no decision will made until after the sentence is imposed. Crown prosecutor Winston Sayson arranged a court-ordered psychological assessment before Berner is sentenced, to examine her claim that she suffers from an anxiety disorder that may have contributed to the crash. "Today's not a cause for celebration or happiness," Sayson told reporters. "Nothing we have done has brought Alexa back to her family." DPD spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks, who attended court for the verdict, said undercover police are not usually used in impaired driving cases, but given the magnitude of the tragedy, it was appropriate. On behalf of the DPD, Brooks praised the family for fighting against drinking and driving.

DeVries enters the race Former Delta Chamber of Commerce president Maria DeVries has declared her intention to run in the Delta council byelection, bringing the number of candidates up to six. In a media release, DeVries said a need for increased fiscal responsibility in difficult economic times and concern over balancing community interests as her reasons for putting her hat in the ring. "Delta families are cutMaria DeVries ting back on their spending, local government should follow suit," she said. In the last provincial election, DeVries was the Delta South candidate for the B.C. Liberals until she ceded the nomination to former Attorney-General Wally Oppal. Deltans head to the polls Sept. 18.

DPD welcomes furry friend The Delta Police Department's victim services section has welcomed a furry friend into its fold. The department has launched an Animal Assisted Intervention K-9 program in partnership with Pacific Assistance Dog Society (PADS), the first of its kind in Canada, said Sgt. Sharlene Brooks in a media release. A two-year-old Labrador retriever started training with Delta Police victim services coordinators Monday (July 26) as part of a new approach to lending support and reassurance to those impacted by crime and trauma. After the assessment period, the Lab will report for duty at DPD headquarters daily with his primary handler. His role will include helping calm those who are excessively upset and acting as a bridge to with people who have difficulty communicating such as children and people with disabilities.

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magine around 750 to 1,000 motorcycles rumbling through South Delta. That will be the scene Aug. 28 when the West Coast Motorcycle Ride for Dad starts in Tsawwassen and winds its way through Ladner and on to Mission. It's a sight and sound sure to make you sit up and take notice. And if it

does, the event will have accomplished part of its goal as an awareness and fundraiser for prostate cancer. The ride event started in Ontario in 2000 and has spread across the country. "Today, we have rides in 30 cities across Canada from coast to coast in every province and to date have donated in excess of $5 million to prostate cancer research in Canada," said John

McKinlay-Key, National Director for the ride who was at Delta Municipal Hall Monday (July 26) to promote the event. McKinlay-Key said is it's estimated that 1.2 million men in Canada have prostate cancer, but that only 20 per cent of them have been diagnosed. For more about the upcoming ride, visit motorcycleridefordad. org. ■

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A lottery ticket scam promising a share in a fortune ended up costing an elderly woman $20,000. According to Delta Police, the woman was approached in a Ladner shopping plaza parking lot on June 16 by an elderly woman who claimed to have a winning lottery ticket. The female suspect said she was an illegal immigrant and could not claim the winnings unless she had a Canadian citizen present who must also have assets to prove citizenship.

ended up handing over $20,000 in cash to the pair. The suspects then managed to leave with her money. The suspects preyed on the good nature and vulnerability of the victim, stated the DPD release. The female suspect is described as five foot-two inches tall, 50 to 60-yearsold with wrinkles on her face. She had shoulder length dark curly hair and spoke with a Spanish accent. She was wearing a light coloured sun hat (woven thatch-type) and wore numerous pieces of jewelry (a watch and

SUSPECTS SOUGHT—Delta Police are looking for a man and woman who scammed an elderly lady of $20,000 in Ladner last month. Images provided by DPD Another male suspect joined the woman and female with the "winning" ticket and offered to assist in the collection of the considerable prize money by offering to put up funds of his own. It appears this is a well planned scenario as the female suspect was in possession of a lottery ticket with a phone number displayed, stated a DPD press release. The male casually joins in and appears to be willing to assist and produces a large sum of money. The two suspects then call the number displayed (on the bogus ticket) and the call taker confirms information required giving a sense of legitimacy to this scenario. The female victim also agreed to help with some funds of her own in return for a share in the winnings and

bracelets on her left arm and bracelets with charms on her right arm), a dark blouse and pants. She was also in possession of a large, shiny black purse with silver decorations. The male suspect is described as short (under five feet), about 35-yearsold, with a round face, short dark brown hair and was wearing a collared shirt and blue jeans that were faded at the knees. He spoke with a heavy accent and stated he was Greek. Anyone who may have seen persons matching these description in the Ladner area, specifically the 5200 block of 48th Ave. (Trenant Park Square) and 4800 block of Elliott St. (Harbour Center Mall) between 2:30 and 4 p.m. are asked to call Delta Police at 604-946-4411 quoting the file number 10-14333.

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Delta homeowners with illegal secondary suites will either have to make sure they meet new municipal standards or face a $200-a-day fine after Monday night's council meeting. Final approval was granted to three new bylaws to legalize and to establish regulations for secondary suites in single family homes in Delta.The vote was unanimous. “Secondary suites offer a much-needed affordable housing option in our community,” Mayor Lois Jackson said. “It has taken us a number of years to get to this point and it is important for our residents’ safety that we regulate these suites." Currently, Delta staff estimate there are 5,300 to 7,000 secondary suites in Delta, many of which do not meet zoning or building code standards. The new regulations were drafted by the Delta Housing Task Force after a housing questionnaire last fall found that almost 60 per cent of the 600 people surveyed were in favour of legalizing secondary suites. Property owners with existing secondary suites won't have to pay municipal fees for the inspection and re-inspection of an existing secondary suite until January 31, 2012.

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239,084 tons aboard the Hyundai Giant in May 1987. As the ships grew larger and their visits more frequent, the coal port's overall performance figures steadily rose. It reached its first 100 million tons in 1987. That jumped to 600 million tons by 2009, and then to 625 million tons by 2010. So, where does all this coal come from? Long train loads—up to 125 cars—bring in coal from mine in south east B.C., west central Alberta and even the U.S. That means trips of between 1,100 km and up to 2,000 km before it reaches South Delta. Where does it all go? Japan is the single biggest client, gobbling up 35 per cent. Korea is next with 30 per cent. Europe takes 15 per cent, and China comes in at 14 per cent, despite its market size, because of rich, indigenous supplies of coal. But with market prices for the commodity currently at decent levels—ranging from $100 to $200 a ton, depending on the type of coal—business is good at Westshore and its 200 or so employees.

brandishing massive blades, and a towering machine called a Stacker-Reclaimer. Moving mountains Like an oversized Tonka toy, the StackerReclaimer has a crane-like boom with a rotating set of scoops at the end that can both load and unload coal. That is essentially what happens there around the clock. And the cumulative volume of what is being shifted is staggering. Westshore's best year for moving coal was 1997 when 23.5 million tons passed through the facility. This year, the pace is slightly ahead of that. As of June 30 a total of 12.3 million tons have been shipped. The first ship to set sail with a load of coal (24,289 tons) from Westshore on May 4, 1970 was the MV Snow White which departed for Japan. While that was the first of 7,500 vessels to take on a shipment over the last 40 years, the MV Snow White's total load has been dwarfed. In fact, Westshore holds the world record for a single coal shipment when it loaded

And it can get better with a capacity to shift as much as 29 million tons. Settling the dust Moving that amount means creating dust and raising the ire of not just immediate neighbours here in South Delta, but along populated sections of the rail line transporting the coal. Dykes says a latex spray applied at the mines coats the coal to keep the dust down. A second coating is then added when the trains pull into the Kamloops area. When they reach Westshore, the battle to keep the dust down is elevated with an arsenal of measures. They start at the entrance where vehicles leaving Westshore are driven through a spray tunnel to wash off any accumulated dust. Then there are high-masted water spray towers and ground level rain guns—79 of them—that ring and dot the central area of the storage piles. Sensors on the masts check wind speed and direction to determine which ones are the most effective to employ. If the wind is too high, the ground-based rain guns, that look like they have been

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The recycled and waste water is diverted into ditches and on to collection ponds which are routinely dredged to yield settled coal, called pond coal. Twice a year, shipments of about 4,000 tons is sold to local cement plants to stoke a portion of their operations. Delicate balance The dust mitigation process requires a delicate balance as too much spraying can add too much water to the coal, making it heavier. Since the customer is paying by weight, if the moisture content exceeds a certain point, Westshore can pay a penalty on that shipment. But with all the processes in place to keep things clean, does it work? Susan Jones, a member of the environmental group APE (Against Port Expansion) says that in general local complaints about coal dust coating the decks and cars

of homeowners in South Delta do crop up from time to time, but are not a major concern. "We're happiest to dump trains (of coal), load ships and go about our business," says John Gray, Westshore's production manager. "All our employees understand that dust is a big issue for us because we don't want to get complaints. Have we had complaints? Yes, but we have a continuous improvement program. And that's what we should be doing. You don't just wait for a complaint. You know it's there (dust) and we go doing things to reduce it." Dykes says tests done in the past have shown only a small amount of the fallout collected can be related to the coal terminal. "It's about 15 per cent," he says. "So, even if people were successful in closing us down, they would still have a big problem to deal with." ■

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LETTERS Make Centennial Beach a corporate free zone Why are people trying to open the door to large profitdriven corporate restaurants to invade Centennial Beach Park (Beach building finds a home, July 16, 2010, South Delta Leader)? For 34 years I have enjoyed fish and chips at the shack, and I strongly think parks should remain corporate free, please.

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Metro Vancouver’s lawn sprinkling regulations came into effect in June. And with one of the driest months of July on record, Delta officials are asking property owners to abide by the rules and report violations by calling, call Delta’s Sprinkling Hotline at 604-946-3290. For more on this story, visit and click on the 'News' tab. Metro Ceative photo

This is the first time I have sent a written comment into the South Delta Leader. I enjoyed the article entitled "A Day in The LIfe of Fabulous South Delta" (July 23, 2010, South Delta Leader). Had it been in regards to any other day but Sunday I would have given it an A-plus. I must however say that

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Garden full of thanks It's nice to know that hands still stretch across the border. July 18 saw the return of the Point Roberts Garden Tour. Visitors streamed through Tsawwassen and across the border in hundreds to view this year's nine feature gardens, two of them owned by Tsawwassen residents. Most visitors lingered over afternoon tea amid floral centrepieces and live classical music. Not only did many Delta residents cross the border to attend the tour, but many donated time to bake cookies for the tea and assist in various facets of whenever I think of a Sunday, anywhere, including our fabulous South Delta I always think of church. I think it is too bad that the photographers (editorial team) did not see the importance of including a picture or two of a church. Attending church on a Sunday morning is

the tour. One of the raffle winners was Denise Hardman of Ladner, who won a $25 gift certificate to Prickly Pear Garden Centre in Steveston. We want to thank our Delta neighbours for joining us for this wonderful summer event. Thank you to Harris Nursery for selling tour tickets. And thank you to the South Delta Leader for featuring our tour along with a beet salad recipe (Local Flavour: Home grown, July 16, 2010 South Delta Leader). See you all next year on the Point Roberts Garden Tour XII.

Rhiannon Allen Chair, Point Roberts Garden Tour Committee an important part of many of our lives. The article overlooked a special hour in the day for me by not showing a local church on a Sunday morning or even a Sunday evening for that matter. We have all missed out.

Donna MacFadden, Delta

letter OF THE WEEK Keys lost, but not faith in people’s kindness On Friday, July 16, while dropping my granddaughter off at her ballet camp I dropped my keys while unloading my precious cargo from my car. Normally, this is no big deal, but as it would happen my keys found their way through a sewer grate. I panicked. My house keys! My car keys! My mailbox key! My day had gone down the drain. Quick thinking on behalf of the ballet’s Ms.

Katie saved the day. She took me inside and calmly suggested we phone the municipality. Within minutes a superhero disguised as a municipal worker appeared on the scene. He retrieved my dirty keys, washed them off and handed me back my freedom. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to both Ms. Katie and the Municipality of Delta worker for helping me.

Dorothy Hamilton, Delta


Stopping the senseless tragedies The sun is shining and B.C. residents are basking in the summer heat that, until a couple of weeks ago, seemed to be avoiding us. Barbecues, boating and baking on the beach are Lower Mainland traditions that many look forward to those other nine months of the year. One downside of the arrival of summer — and it’s a big one—is the steady stream of senseless deaths that the season somehow always manages to bring. Mondays can be pretty depressing—Tuesdays even worse, after a summer long weekend like the one approaching us— as the inevitable death toll on B.C.’s highways is tallied by emergency services officials and then blasted across the stream of news media. Speed, drugs or alcohol and driver distraction are the usual suspects as police pick through the wreckage, trying to piece together what went wrong. There are other, no less tragic, stories of deaths on B.C. waters, including that of 16-year-old Michelle Bruneau of Coquitlam, who drowned in Hatzic Lake near Mission. These tragedies, seemingly replayed annually, underscore the fact that too many people die every summer because they take silly, unnecessary risks or fail to take simple precautions. True, nobody likes Big Brother telling them what to do: “Slow down, pay attention, put on a life jacket, wear a helmet,” and (does it really need to be said) “Don’t drink and drive.” But is being “the boss of you” a good enough reason to risk ending your own life or someone else’s? What about staying out of prison—will that be what decides it? And if life and liberty aren’t enough, is it worth leaving the lives of the people you love in tatters? Think about it. And take the appropriate safety measures. As headlines announcing tragic summertime deaths continue to mount, perhaps it does bear repeating: “Slow down, pay attention, put on a life jacket, wear a helmet.” And because it never does quite seem to sink in, “Don’t drink and drive.” – Langley Times (Black Press)



Schedule of Events Winskill Park – 56th Street at 9th Avenue and South Delta Recreation Centre – 1720 56th Street

9:30pm-10:30pm ......Fireworks at South Delta Recreation Centre


11am-5pm ............Midway, children’s rides & activities 11pm-6pm ............Beer gardens & music

8am-11am .............Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast

11pm-5pm ............Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

11am-12pm ...........Rotary Parade from 16th Ave. to Winskill, along 56 St.

11am-3:30pm .......Team Westshore Terminals – Junior Firefighter’s Challenge

9am-5pm .............Antique Fair at South Delta Recreation Centre

12pm-5pm ............Live bands & dance performances at our Main Stage

9am – 5:30pm .....Softball Tournament Day 1

9am-5pm .............Softball Tournament Day 3

11am – 6pm .........Beer gardens & music

11am – 6pm ..........BBQ by TOOB at Winskill Park

12:15pm ................Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington at the Main Stage

11am – 6pm ..........BBQ by TOOB at Winskill Park

11am-5pm ............Food Stands – burgers, hot dogs, Thai, Mexican, Jamaican & more

1:30pm .................Pie eating contest at the Main Stage

10am-5pm ............Marketplace (art, hats, honey, bags, jewelry, crafts, clothing, henna artists, community groups & much more)

2pm-5pm .............BINGO at Kin Centre NEW THIS YEAR

SATURDAY JULY 31, 31 2010

SUNDAY AUGUST 1, 2010 9am – 5:30pm .......Softball Tournament Day 2 9am – 5pm ............Antique Fair at South Delta Recreation Centre 3pm – 8pm ...........Skateboard Competition at South Delta Rec Centre 11am – 6pm ..........BBQ by TOOB at Winskill Park

1pm, 2pm, 3:30pm BMX Bicycle Air Showss

10am-5pm ............Envision face painting & balloons for the kids 12PM-5pm ............Wine-tasting tent NEW THIS YEAR

11am – 6pm .........Beer gardens & music

11am-5pm ............Total Defense Martial Arts demonstrations

12pm – 4pm .........Children’s Bouncy Rides

11am-5pm ...............Delta Gymnastics activities for kids

SEE YOU UNDER THE SUN About 3,000 people flocked to Westshore and Deltaport during a recent Roberts Bank Open House in late June. If you missed a chance to visit us, Westshore Terminals will once again be visiting the community at the annual Tsawwassen Sun Festival on Monday August 2nd.

Westshore prides itself on its community spirit and involvement. Drop by our information booth and learn more about North America’s busiest coal export terminal and what this means to the wealth of our area. As we celebrate our 40th year in business we will have some useful free gifts for our festival visitors. See you there! Celebrating 40 Years in Business

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glows at Sun Festival Local service groups pitch in to make the annual celebration swing PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

A sure sign that summer is in full swing is just around the corner as the annual Sun Festival celebration gets set for Tsawwassen's Winskill Park July 31 to Aug. 2. And a sure sign of community involvement and caring goes along with that as local service groups lend a hand in putting the event on. Sun Festival organizer Marisa Achtymichuk said the assistance Sun Festival receives from service organizations such as the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club, Tsawwassen Rotary Club, Kiwanis and TOOB (Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards) gives the event a true sense of community. And that has been provided for a good long time. Bob Tate with TOOB says his organization has been involved with Sun Festival for 22 years. This year, TOOB is responsible for serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, smokies, and

Local service groups play an important role in staging the Sun Festival each year. The 2010 version is no exception with representatives (L-R) from the Tsawwassen Rotary Club (Alex Tappert), TOOB (Bob Tate), Kiwanis Club (Larry Rossiter) and Tsawwassen Lions (Brad Gaze), get ready to lend a hand. Rob Newell photo world famous curly fries. "World famous in Tsawwassen," Tate jokes. "We take a full sized potato and have a patented spiral cutter and we deep fry 'em." And the whirly spuds—all made from locally grown potatoes—are a hit with the hungry masses. "Last year we went through about 600

pounds of potatoes," Tate says, estimating that translates to roughly 1,000 servings. But it's not all crispy delights that TOOB adds during Sun Festival. The service group raises approximately $30,000 a year for community needs and the Sun Festival event is it's single biggest fundraiser. The local Lions Club has been involved

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with Sun Festival for more than 30 years, says member Brad Gaze. "We're primarily involved with the beer garden," Gaze says, adding the club was originally the principle organizer of the event. "Right now, we run the beer garden and raise a lot of money for Sunfest." Last year that amounted to $10,000.

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"That's a lot of beer," Gaze says. "But it's a nice, community beer garden where you can come in and have quiet beer, kids are invited, so it's a real family event. Most beer gardens don't allow minors at all." Provincial regulations don't stipulate age restrictions for such facilities. And since the beer garden is situated adjacent to a kids playground, allowing families to remain together adds a unique touch to Sun Festival. The local Kiwanis Club has been involved since the mid 1970s and serves up pancake breakfasts on Aug. 2, starting at 8 a.m. and running until 11 a.m. In that time the Kiwanis members can serve up as many as 400 to 500 meals. "That's a lot of batter and sausages, and lot of blueberries," says Kiwanis member Larry Rossiter, laughing. "It's always a fun day." And it's all for a good cause. "All the money we make goes back into the community," Rossiter says. "And it's used for bursaries, donations to the hospital and hospice, plus sports events like swimming and baseball teams, those types of things." But what would a big community celebration be without a parade? The Tsawwassen Rotary Club's members have taken care of that for the past 15 years. "Over the past five to seven years

we've probably had 50 to 70 floats," said Rotarian Alex Tappert, adding a good portion are local, with the remainder from around the region where they have appeared in the Ladner May Days parade and festivals in Richmond, and White Rock. "And in years gone by we've had representation from groups on Vancouver Island." The parade goes on Aug. 2, starting at 11 a.m. and runs along 56th Street, starting at 16th Ave. and ending at 9th Ave. Over the course of the three-day celebration there will also be plenty to do with a host of entertainment and activities. One of the most popular is the annual antique fair held over three days at the South Delta Recreation Centre. Achtymichuk says that draws about 10,000. Since this year's theme is celebrating arts and culture, there will be dance performances from different cultures, plus a variety of food vendors from around the world. The night skies will be lit up Aug. 1 with a fireworks display at the lacrosse box at the South Delta Recreation Centre. For more information on the Sun Festival, visit the Business Improvement Association (BIA) of Tsawwassen web site at and click on the Tsawwassen Sun Festival tab. ■

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Teen helps save skateboard event KRISTINE SALZMANN REPORTER

Marisa Achtymichuk didn't want to see one of the Tsawwassen Sun Festival's main draws for teens disappear. The skateboard competition was in jeopardy after the event's usual organizer, a local skateboard shop, closed, so Achtymichuk, the festival's coordinator, looked to the youth who compete. Michael Ray, 14, was last year's winner of the skateboard competition's advanced category. Achtymichuk turned to him to see if the teen would help her keep the competition going as well as raise its profile among the community's youth. Ray is spreading the word through Facebook and by putting up posters at other skateparks. He helped find local judges who know the sport—Michael Laboss-

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ierre and Sam Lotzkar from Tsawwassen, and Dustin Columbo from Ladner—and he and his peers are putting together the music to play during the event. Aktymichuk and Ray are also looking for sponsors, and the plan is to give skateboarding swag to the top perform- Michael Ray, 14, is helping organize ers in the beginner and this year's skateboard competition at the intermediate divisions, Tsawwassen Sun Festival. Rob Newell photo with a cash prize for the The skateboard competition winner in the advanced category. And while it's mainly teens who takes place Sunday, Aug. 1, from 3 compete in the skateboarding to 8 p.m. at the South Delta Recreevent, Achtymichuk says it's fun ation Centre (1720 56 Street) and is followed by the Tsawwassen for adults to watch. "And it's an opportunity for par- Sun Festival fireworks. Cost is $5 to register, and helmets ents to see that these kids aren't wasting their time," she says. "It's are mandatory. Forms can downhard work and they get to show off loaded at, or register the same day at 2:15 p.m. their talent, that's important."

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and outs of her store as well as about her experiences. Her Twitter feed serves a similar purpose—she can let followers know when she has picked up new fabrics, share a block of the month, or ask for help if she is stuck on a project. Ho calls Facebook the ultimate place to share, post and receive comments and input on what staff at The Quilted Bear are working on. Her Facebook page also makes online Quilting Bees possible. "It is so easy to create groups for people to join and participate in," she says. Quilters are also turning to YouTube for how-to videos and new project ideas. Tools such as these has encouraged a younger crowd of quilters to emerge between the ages of 16 to 40. Ho says they are quilting more for art and instant gratification, rather than create an heirloom quilt to be passed on to future generations. "The whole mentality is that it's not just quilts anymore. It's projects like tote bags, kids' clothing, quick and easy projects where you get that result right away," says Ho. "And people aren't afraid of getting it (quilts) dirty. It's not tucked away in a cedar chest, they take it to the beach right away." ■

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Giovanni Mantovani gives his deli a second chance more than a year after a blaze destroyed his business KRISTINE SALZMANN REPORTER


iovanni's homemade pastas, sauces and paninis are back. That's the message Giovanni Mantovani wants to spread to former customers of Giovanni's Deli, a beloved family-run eatery at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall until it was destroyed in a fire last year. On April 29, 2009, Giovanni's wife Bev had left the deli to teach her first dance class of evening at her Tsawwassen studio, Los Gitanos School of Spanish Dance, when a student came in to tell her there was a fire at the mall. "I carried on teaching, and my next class came in and said, you've got to stop teaching, the place is burning. I went up and Giovanni was just devastated," she told the Leader a few days later. Ten businesses were impacted

by fire, smoke and water damage from the rooftop blaze that the Delta Fire Department said was a challenge to put out. At the time, the Mantovanis were not sure what they would do next. Their deli had been open for about a year and a half, and the sudden loss of income was a shock. Many of the businesses relocated within the mall area as the months passed, but Giovanni's Deli was among the handful that did not. Now, Giovanni Mantovani wants to give the deli one last shot. He is taking over Lux's Delicatessen in Ladner (4802 Delta St.) with an opening date set for April 9. "When this opportunity came around, now my main focus is to get Giovanni's back on it's feet, and letting everyone know I'm back," he says. Mantovani is eliminating the shelving stock of his first store and focusing on his homemade

foods to-go: his paninis, soups, lasagna, Italian meatballs, cannelloni and stuffed shells. "What I've missed the most is the passion of me cooking and pleasing my customers," he says, "and just seeing their enjoyment of them enjoying my food and knowing I've done a good thing." To start, he is keeping the deli's current name but doesn't rule out changing it to Giovanni's Deli after a few months in business. If all goes well, Mantovani might bring back the deli's Friday night dinners. For now, he is just happy to be able to tell loyal customers who have stopped him in the street to ask about his deli, that yes, he's back. "My biggest joy is to see my customers. I've missed them." he says. "It's been a long wait and I'm just itching to go and try and make it a success a second time around." ■

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SCREEN TIME—Former Ladner resident Will Sasso in character with co-star Cristin Milioti in the recently released indie film Year of the Carnivore. For more about Ladner's Will Sasso, visit and click on the 'Entertainment' tab. Contributed photo

Laughing matter Ladner's Will Sasso to star alongside William Shatner in new CBS comedy show this fall PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR


here's a pause, and then a quiet laugh at the other end of the long distance telephone call. Will Sasso is supposed to be the comedian, but

in Los Angeles. "And I tell them it usually has something to do with paying the mortgage." It's a frank and refreshing response from a TV and film star who says roles he takes on are not always done purely for artistic reasons.

when reminded of an often asked question, he's the one being entertained, and, for a second, is mildly amused. "I get asked a lot the 'What drew you to this role?' by journalists," says the former Ladner resident from his home


After all, showbiz is still a business. Sasso, a graduate of Delta Secondary and well known face for his five seasons on Fox comedy show Mad TV, stars in the recently release independent film Year of the Carnivore as Dirk, the manager of a drab, suburban grocery store who dispenses bare fisted, back storeroom justice to shoplifters to keep them from re-offending, but not before snapping a Polaroid mugshot of them and pinning it to his wall of shame. The latest chapter in Sasso's career starts this fall with the sitcom $#*! my dad says where he gets to star alongside entertainment icon, and fellow Canadian, William Shatner. Sasso says he was in awe of "the Shat" during

filming of the pilot and has incredible respect for how hard he works on his craft. "I had to try and keep up with him," Sasso says. "His (Shatner's) work ethic is incredible. He's also a delight to work with. And his comedic timing is not only perfect, it's uniquely Shatner." Sasso plays the elder of two brothers who have a father (Shatner) who tends to blurt our politically incorrect diatribes that are based on the real life Twitter feed of writer Justin Halpern whose father Sam is based on Shatner's character. Sasso says he is extremely proud of the fact he has been involved with the new show— which is scheduled to air Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. on CBS—since the pilot stage.

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McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a July Summer Picnic. When: July 30, 12:30 p.m. Where: McKee Seniors Recreation Centre (5155 47 Ave.). Call 604-946-1411 for info.


Earthwise Society is hosting a Farm Hike by Bike. When: July 31. Where: Tour starts at Earthwise Farm (6400 3 Ave.) in Boundary Bay. Get to know your local growers on an agricultural bike tour of Ladner and Tsawwassen. Cost is $20 with 'produce-luck' or $30 including lunch per person. Phone 604-946-9828 for more details or email


Musical Musings featuring pianists Marina Subramaniam, Vanessa Russell, and singer Monica Rumpel, accompanied by Michelle Jones. When: July 31, 7:30 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172 56 St.). Tickets $5 at the door. For more info, email or call 604-720-3392.


The Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association presents its second Outdoor Movie Night. When: Aug. 7. Music, food and activities start at 6 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Where: Diefenbaker Park. Visit for more details.


Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond presents an opportunity to learn and earn with a 20 week youth employment program. For ages 15 to 30, unemployed, not in school, legally able to work in Canada, and a history that has created barriers to employment. When: Registration fills up fast. Start dates Aug. 9 and Nov. 1. Call 604-946-0324 for details.


A fundraiser for the Delta Hospice Society featuring vendors, entertainment, face painting, food and more. When: Aug. 14, 4 to 9 p.m. Where: Delta Street in the Ladner Village. For more details visit


South Delta Seniors Travel is offering a Victorian Country Christmas. When: Dec. 1-3. Ticket deadline Aug. 21. Where: Tulalip Casino. Members $275, non-members $300. Price includes two nights at


South Delta Seniors Travel is offering a Mystery Trip. When: Trip is Oct. 6, ticket deadline Aug. 15. Members $55, non-members $60. Lunch and gratuities included. Tickets sold at KinVillage Centre, Monday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and McKee Centre Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

GROUPS & VOLUNTEERS Do you want to learn the art of public speaking and leadership skills with a fun, safe and supportive group for $8 per month? Tsawwassen's Ambassadors Toastmasters Club has served the community for ten years doing just that. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Tsawwassen Public Library, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Contact Godfrey Nash, VP Public Relations, 604-948-9996 or email: for more information. Are you planning a cancer fundraiser and wondering where to start? Contact your local Canadian Cancer Society community fundraising coordinator for free resources and ideas! Get branded items such as a banner roll and balloons for your event, or be set up with an online fundraising web page. Call 604-837-6837 or email

DYSL (Delta Youth Support Line) Society is hosting a BBQ Hot Dog Day. When: Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: DYSL WearHouse (1308 56 St.).


The Delta Museum and Archives has brought back WOW! What’s On Wednesday, four two-hour drop-in programs (Train Tales, A World of Dolls, Dig This!, and Heritage Home Skills) for children during the summer. Kids ages 7 to 12 can enroll, cost is $5 per child per session. Space is limited so reserve now. When: next dates Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Where: 4858 Delta St. To register call 604-946-9322 or visit www.deltamuseum. ca for more details.

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Crispy goodness Wedding gift cookbook yields a dessert that touches both heart and soul When Jane Ilott leafs through the pages of her trusty Harrowsmith Cookbook a host of memories come rushing to the fore. The book was a wedding present from family, says the advertising sales rep with the South Delta Leader. Plus, her father who was a professional photographer used to shoot for the Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine, making the connection with the publication a special one. "I grew up with Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine and would see my dad's pictures in it all the time," says Ilott who is originally from Fergus, Ontario which is located 19 km north of Guelph. Then there's the fact one of her family's favourite recipes for a quick and easy dessert—blueberry crisp—come from the book. "I remember early on after being married my husband and stepson just

loved blueberries and this was a great way to prepare them," says Ilott who is a committee member organizing the Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show in Ladner. "Even to this day my stepson Graham calls it Jane's crisp." Ilott's two younger children also tuck into the dish that's best served along with vanilla ice cream. "You can also use whipped cream if you want to be decadent," she says. Either way, it's a great way to end a meal with something wholesome and packed with plenty of antioxidants. It could be a good way to recover from a day at the Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show set for Aug. 15 right in the heart of Ladner Village, Ilott says. Throughout the summer the Leader has been featuring its staff in the Local Flavour section to help readers get to know them better. —Philip Raphael

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Teddy Bear Yorkies, adorable, 10 wk, ready. 778-878-4424 www. YORKSHIRE TERRIERS 3 puppies born June 2, tails docked, vet ✔, & shots done $750 (604)820-3320

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The Delta Sports Hall of Fame wishes to thank the following sponsors and supporters who helped to make this year’s Gala banquet and Awards a success.

gold sponsors The Corporation of Delta silver sponsors The Coast Tsawwassen Inn, Captin Toyota Houweling’s Hot House HAIL TO THE CHIEFS—Five members of the 3rd Boundary Bay Scout Group were presented with their Chief Scout's Award. The ceremony, held June 5 in Abbotsford saw 60 Scouts from across the Fraser Valley receive the award on behalf of Canada's Chief Scout, Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean. After the awards were presented by a federal judge, a celebratory banquet was held for families and leaders of the Scouts. Chief Scout Award recipients at celebratory banquet, along with their leaders were (L-R): Curtis Fast, Jordan Baum, Enoch Fast, Rachelle McDougall, David Ellis, Greg Ward and James Ward. Contributed photo. Contributed photo

SUPER 'MITE'—The Tsawwassen Minor Softball Association Tsawwassen Smashers won first place in the "B" Division at the Mite Invitational Championships in Burnaby July 2-4. With a rocky start to the tournament, on Sunday morning The Smashers turned their game around to win three straight games to capture the title. Front row, left to right: Georgia Hoar, Brooke Stoilen. Second row: Meagan Hendrickson, Vanessa Pecht, Justine Geboers, Nicole Shipowich, Breanne Gallagher. Third row: Makenzie Lunn, Eva Cummings, Sydney Tanaka, Kelsey Smith, Caitlin Redmond. Back row: Scott Hendrickson, Scott Stoilen, Jake Geboers, and Rob Tanaka. Contributed photo

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER—The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen presented its William Kushnir Scholarship to South Delta Secondary student Jordan Hetherington. The new $1,000 prize, which will be awarded annually, is given to a local student who demonstrates academic achievement as well as a high level of community involvement, sports participation and service. The award is named after Kushnir, a Rotary member, teacher and principal who gave countless hours to the community and who will be remembered for his strong commitment to the young people he taught and the sporting youth in the community. Contributed photo Get your photos included in Outstanding. E-mail your pictures to Please include information describing the photo, including full names and titles, if applicable.

Bronze sponsors BioMagic Canada Delta Prescription Clinic Envision Financial – Scottsdale Kruger Products

Media sponsors Delta Optimist South Delta Leader Delta Cable

supporters Ladner Traps ABC Country Restaurant Lordco Parts Ladner Alberto’s Hair Design Lyle Gatley Antonio Lorenzo Shoe Service Massey’s Marine Supply Avanti Hair & Skin McDonald’s Bates Brothers Farms Napa Auto Parts Benjamin Moore Paints North Newton Barber Shop Delta Pacific Potato Bosley’s Pet Food Partylite Brian’s Auto Service Photo Expert Browns Social House Richlea Bakery Tsawwassen Rick & Carlene Lewall Cactus Club Café Riverhouse Café de Gourmet Rogers Video Tsawwassen Canada Safeway Tsawwassen Rose & Crown Pub & North Delta Run Inn Canadian Fish Ltd. Sammy J. Peppers Cartanna Sales Save on Foods Scottsdale & Classic Wine Cellars Ladner Cobs Bread Sharkey’s Seafood Bar & Grille Delta All Sports South Coast Casuals Delta Deas Rowing South Delta Paint & Design Delta Fire Dept Spa Time Delta Greenhouse & Farm Starbuck’s Delta Gymnastics Society Subway Tsawwassen Delta Police Dept Sunbury Cedar Don Sangster Sunshine Hills Liquor Store Double R Rentals Superior Fish Market Dr. Colin Inkster Surrey Eagles (Chuck Fountain Tire Westgards Grp) FreJoy of London The Repair Man Gold Room The Sir Ultimate Hair Design Grapes 4 U Vancouver Canadians Baseball Greek Village Restaurant Vancouver Giants Hockey Guichon Brothers Felix Farms Vancouver Whitecaps Image Optometry Scottsdale Watson & Bernard Jack’s TV & Stereo Wellbrook Winery Joe’s Farm Market White Spot Joy & Steve Fera Window Works Ladner Machine Shop

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