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›INBRIEF Eight seeking votes Thanks to the last minute entry of Ray Robinson there are eight candidates in the Sept. 18 Delta Byelection. Deadline to file papers was Aug. 13. Robinson, who ran for mayor in the 2008 civic election and finished in last place with 303 votes, joins North Delta candidates Sandeep Pandher, Amy Ghuman Sara and Katherine Higgins. South Deltans Ian Paton, Maria Devries, and Sylvia Bishop and Peter Harms are also in the race. A chance to see the candidates in action comes Aug.24 when the South Delta Leader and Delta Chamber of Commerce host a debate at the Delta Town & Country Inn from 7 - 9 p.m. The public is invited to sumbit questions at the debate or beforehand via e-mail to: editor@southdeltaleader. com.

New Delta signs pop up LEGAL CHALLENGE—Former premier Bill Vander Zalm and anti-HST campaign leader was in court this week trying to get his 700,000-plus name petition to repeal the new tax recognized. Black Press file photo

Anti-HST group blocked 'Stalling tactic' leaves campaign on recall warpath: Vander Zalm JEFF NAGEL BLACK PRESS

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he historic anti-HST petition campaign has been ruled successful but Elections BC is blocking further action until a court battle over the validity of the initiative is settled. Fight HST campaign leader and Ladner resident Bill Vander Zalm accused the independent electoral office of stalling by refusing to take the next step of forwarding the petition and his HST-repealing legislation on to a legislative committee. That committee would then be required to either send the draft law to unravel the HST to a vote of the house or else hold a referendum in September of 2011. Vander Zalm said acting chief electoral officer Craig James advised he would take no action until the court proceedings were final and complete. "That is a complete stalling tactic which I'm sure was much encouraged by the government and the big business groups that initiated the action in the first place," he said. "One bureaucrat says they can stop it

all, they can stop the will of the people? It's ridiculous. No one should stand for it. We won't stand for it." A court challenge by pro-HST business and industry groups aiming to quash the petition will be heard starting Monday, along with a second constitutional challenge of the HST itself launched by Vander Zalm, who contends B.C. failed to correctly implement the Harmonized Sales Tax. But Vander Zalm said the proceedings and ensuing appeals could take several years. He indicated the Fight HST campaign may seek a court injunction to force Elections BC to follow its governing legislation. And he said volunteers will prepare for a "total recall" campaign targeting all BC Liberal MLAs in stages to pressure the government to either reverse the HST or be toppled. "We will move to recall," Vander Zalm said. "We will recall every Liberal MLA in the province if that's what it takes." Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington said B.C.'s big business sector has no right in trying to derail the democratic process, adding business is far too cozy with

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the Liberal government She also criticised Elections BC for giving the appearance of bowing to pressure from the Liberal government to delay sending the petition to the B.C. Legislature. "Elections BC needs to be scrupulously independent," she said. The citizens' initiative petition, which was submitted with more than 700,000 signatures, was certified as having passed with the required 10 per cent of registered voters in all 85 constituencies in the province after a six-week count. Elections BC officials did not officially announce the result, but instead simply informed Vander Zalm in a move the former premier called bizarre. It's the first time after a series of failed attempts on other issues for a campaign to successfully meet the initiative requirements of B.C.'s Recall and Initiative Act. Although a non-binding referendum just over a year from now on the HST is one possible outcome if the petition and draft law makes it to the legislative committee, Vander Zalm said he would consider that a stonewalling tactic by government as well.

Delta is in the process of getting a host of new community signs, thanks to a $210,000 provincial grant. The first two signs were put up in Ladner last week, one bearing the new Delta logo near the Hwy.17 entrance at Hwy. 99, and the other, a welcome to Ladner sign, on Ladner Trunk Rd., east of the of the Hwy. 17 intersection. The Ladner sign replaces the familiar wood carved heron sign that had been in place for the past six years. The sign had been damaged by insects and is now being stored at the Delta Works Yard. There are no current plans for any possible future use. Delta officials said other signs are coming to North Delta at Hwy. 91 and Nordel Way and Hwy. 10 and Scott Rd. The Delta signs will be lit at night using white LEDs. All of the new signage is expected to be in place by the end of September.

Cigarette likely caused fire Delta Fire and Rescue officials have determined the likely cause of a July 30 apartment fire in Ladner that left 22 seniors homeless. "We can't nail it down 100 per cent, but we're saying it's probably caused by a cigarette butt being extinguished in a planter on the deck," said Deputy Chief Paul Scholfield. "It ended up smoldering for quite a while and then burst into flames." The flames then travelled up the wall and into the attic of the two-storey apartment in the 4600 block of Evergreen Lane. Hot, dry weather magnified the problem. Scholfield said planters often contain chemicals that end up being a flammable hazard. If a cigarette is tossed in, he said, "they're the ignition source that all that fuel needs in there."

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elta Hospital is preparing to install a new electronic system next week that will help keep patients with dementia safe. The WanderGuard system, made possible by an $8,000 donation from the Ladner Rotary Club, will allow caregivers to keep track of patients who stray too far from their rooms. "It is another way of allowing for ambulation, yet keeping them monitored," said Bev Matushewski, manager of acute health services. Patients identified as wanderers will wear a bracelet embedded with an electronic chip. If the patient crosses a certain boundary, an alarm or

flashing light will alert caregivers. Currently, the medical ward has stop signs at common doors that lead to the elevators. "We need to keep that open for incoming visitors, for portering downstairs," said Matushewski. "But when our patients see others go through, they follow." If a security guard notices a patient looking confused and disoriented, he or she has to call around the hospital to determine where that patient belongs. Matushewski says the number of patients with dementia is increasing. "People are living longer— that’s certainly the good news. The complication with that is the co-morbidities (medi-

cal problems) that exist,” she said. “When we take people out of their home environment and bring them into acute care, we're altering their ‘normal’ and so we need to keep them as safe as possible while they're in our care." In addition to WanderGuard, the hospital is also undergoing some changes to become a more elder-friendly environment. Those changes include clear signage, better lighting and unobstructed hallways. It may seem like common sense, said Matushewski, but the hospital is making an effort to be aware of hazards people inadvertently create without recognizing the harm it can do to those who are in a new and different environ-

ment. The Ladner Rotary Club has strong ties to the hospital and has previously provided funds to create the family room, serenity garden, surgical daycare, and acquire equipment for residential care and endoscopy. "We've always supported the hospital. We've given them over $60,000," said past-president Lynn Cameron. She says the group will continue to help the hospital, but is now focusing on a project with Reach Child and Youth Development Society. The club meets weekly at the Town and Country Inn. "We're a fun bunch and always looking for members— people to give back to the community," Cameron said.

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The province will spend an extra $57 million to offset the damage done to the environment and farmland by the $1.2-billion South Fraser Perimeter Road. The government signed a $658-million contract Aug. 12 with a Spanish-led consortium of companies to design, build and maintain the 40-kilometre four-lane truck freeway connecting Deltaport to Highway 1 and the Golden Ears Bridge. The Fraser Transportation Group will also finance around $200 million of the costs. The group consists of ACS Infrastructure Canada

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and Ledcor Development Ltd. as equity partners and Dragados Canada Inc., Ledcor CMI Ltd., Belpacific Excavating and Shoring and Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. as design-build contractors. ACS and Dragados are subsidiaries of a major Spanish infrastructure firm. The controversial road along the south bank of the Fraser has been under fire because it means bulldozing homes, carving through sensitive ecosystems and paving over farmland. In inking the deal, the province revealed it is now paying $88 million – up from $31 million —for mitigation and enhancement expenses required for the loss of habitat and agricultural land. But that does not mean the government

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now projects worse impacts from the road, according to transportation ministry assistant deputy minister Frank Blasetti. Instead, he said, the cost of remediating historic landfills and contaminated sites near Burns Bog has risen significantly, to $19 million. "We were surprised at how extensive they were," he said, adding several old wood waste landfills must be closed and systems installed to capture and treat runoff. An extra $10 million is going to systems to help control water levels around Burns Bog and $26 million is earmarked for fish and wildlife enhancement to make up for construction damage.

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LETTERS Heart warming thanks I was very touched by the spirit of the Heart of Ladner Ni g h t M a r k e t w h i c h w a s organized by a small group of people who wanted to raise funds and awareness for Delta Hospice. Michael Rudd, Ali Roddam and Trudy Buzdon-Barber worked for months to put together the second annual night market for a charity that is so grateful. The warm, balmy weather, many activities focused on family fun, a variety of food concessions, plenty of vendors, and generous gifts donated for a silent auction and raffle, all made a summer evening wonderful. What really touched my heart

Bring back the Ladner heron The sign to a town or village represents the place. It is the introduction to newcomers and a welcome home to the people who live within. The sign that was the Ladner sign to our home of a heron represented a place of culture,

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was when I spoke with the vendors and thanked them for coming. I learned some of these generous people were living with challenging situations in their own lives, yet they were giving of their time to help Delta Hospice. On the same day, Kristina Linder had organized the fifth annual “A Day in the Garden Tour” in Ladner and Tsawwassen with Ron and her garden team. This year they introduced fellow gardeners Guy, Brian, Edward and Sylvia to give the community the opportunity to be inspired and share the beauty and splendor of unique flowers, plants and large and small garden spaces. Donations to see the gardens and silent auction funds will go to support Delta Hospice. To make the day even more special, a group of friends came

to visit the gardens in memory of their friend who died in the Irene Thomas Hospice and presented me with a cheque for $1,000 in her memory. Never doubt that a small group of people can do great things. On behalf of Delta Hospice, I want to express my thanks and congratulations to the organizers of the night market and garden tour for working so hard with all the benefits going to support families living with serious illness and bereavement in our community. It shows how community, when working together, can care for each other. Thank you to all who came out to join in the fun and share your support.

peaceful, eco-friendly and a welcoming sign. Is this new sign representing the Ladner you are planning and want to portray? A piece of cement slab with Ladner written on it. Who suggested this piece of nothing? It definitely wasn't someone from the Ladner I know and certainly doesn't represent the

people who live here. We are not cold, impersonal and plain. Put back the sign of the heron.

Advertising Jane Ilott 604.948.3640 ext.127 jane@southdeltaleader.com Collette Semeniuk 604.948.3640 ext. 121 collette@southdeltaleader.com Reporter Kristine Salzmann 604.948.3640 ext.126 reporter@southdeltaleader.com

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Margaret Mikulik, Delta (Editor's note: See page 5 for a brief story on the new Delta signage and this page for our question of the week on the subject.)

Creative Sarah Kelloway Distribution Geeta Schallig 604.948.3640 ext 125 circulation2@southdeltaleader.com Classifieds 604.575.5555

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To burn, or not to burn Those hazy days of a few days ago are a thing of the past thanks to a change in the weather. But what if we had to live with those smoggy conditions all the time? That’s the fear of Fraser Valley residents who don’t want to see an incinerator built in the Lower Mainland to dispose of 500,000 tonnes of garbage. They’re concerned Metro Vancouver directors have opened a Pandora’s box with the approval of a waste-to-energy facility as part of a longterm strategy for dealing with the region’s waste. Valley residents are understandably tired of breathing everyone else’s pollution. Although some of the emissions that hang so heavily in the air around the valley in the summer are farm-related, much of the problem is from auto emissions blown in from the west. Would an incinerator add to that pollution? Proponents say no, arguing incinerators being built today aren’t so bad when measured against methane-producing landfills and when the benefits of the electricity they produce are factored in. Still, the region is still a long way from approving an incinerator. Not only is Metro Vancouver considering other options, such as anaerobic digestion, and will be enlisting an independent consultant to help with decisionmaking, but the final say is not in the hands of the mayors who approved the solid waste plan in the first place. No, that job goes to Minister of Environment Barry Penner, whose constituents are the very valley residents who oppose incineration. There are other considerations. We are not in a rush and can wait for the ideal solution. Our landfills can still take our garbage; we have lots of room to improve on our recycling. It will be up to companies that want to look after our garbage to come up with technology that is low-emission and cost efficient. While it is naive to believe technology will solve all our problems, it will certainly help. Until research catches up with experience, we can wait it out. This facility will be with us for generations so we shouldn’t be pushing an inadequate solution onto our grandchildren. —Black Press


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Center Monday to Thursday or the McKee Center Tuesday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $55 members, $60 non-members. Lunch and gratuities included.

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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 Tulalip Casino, all admissions, two dinners, three breakfasts and one late lunch. Tickets at KinVillage Centre, Monday to Thursday, and the McKee Centre Tuesday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

> OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

The Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association presents its third Outdoor Movie Night. When: Aug. 21. Entertainment, food and activities start at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Where: Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. Also supports Cops for Cancer. Visit shoptsawwassen.com for more details.

> RAINBOW FAMILIES PICNIC

South Delta Rainbow Families is holding a picnic. When: Aug. 22, 11 a.m. Where: Memorial Park Gazebo in Ladner. South Delta Rainbow Families is social group of same-sex partners and their families, singles, male and female couples from Ladner or Tsawwassen.

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Western Canada's Largest Open Air Market in Ladner Village. When: Next market Sunday is Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Three block long market in the heart of Ladner Village. For more details visit ladnervillagemarket.com.

South Delta Artists' Guild invites you to Oil and Water 2010, a juried art exhibit. When: Now until Aug. 28. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Where: Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery (1710 56 Street). Call 604-943-3313 or visit southdeltaartistsguild.com for more on upcoming shows and workshops.

UPCOMING > OPEN STAGE

The Delta Arts Council is happy to announce Open Stage is back. When: Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Cost $3. For more info call 604-943-9787.

> YOUTH TALENT SOUGHT

Do you love to make music, sing, dance or act? If you are 25-years-old or under, share your talent and audition for the 2010-2011 season of the Young People's Concert Series. When: Sept. 11, 1 to 6 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Arts Centre. We're looking for outstanding solos or small ensembles to perform in the series which will run Oct. 2010 to May 2011. Book your audition time at 604-720-3392 or email jones-inc@telus.net.

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All Saints Anglican Church and Ladner United Church are pleased to be presenting Phase One of the Healing Pathways course. When: Sept. 17 to 19. Where: All Saints Anglican Church (4755 Arthur Dr.). Registration forms available at either church or go to www.ladnerunited.org. Or, call Trish White for more details at 604-946-6254.

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n Sunday, Denis and Linda Gendron will be reunited with the son they never had. Actually, they will be reunited with the third son they never had. For the past seven years, the Tsawwassen couple has lodged up-and-coming hockey players during the Vancouver Giants weekChristine long summer Lyon training camp, providing a big brother for their 18-year-old daughter Sydnee, and a new friend for their black Cairn terrier, Keltie. Denis remembers driving by the Ladner community bulletin board in 2004 and seeing a notice that caught his eye. The Giants were seeking local families to billet players while they trained at Ladner Arena. "It reminded me of when I was a kid, as I got billeted when I went out of out town," said Denis, who played for Ontario's Kapuskasing Paperkings Junior A hockey team as a teenager. "For me, only having one girl, it fits in really good," he said. Plus, he added: "I love hockey." Denis checked with his wife and daughter, called the Giants' billet coordinator, and two days later a player was unpacking his suitcase in their spare bedroom. Keith Voytechek, the Gendrons' first lodger, played in the Western Hockey League for several seasons and now plays for the UBC Thunderbirds. Sydnee will soon reunite with her first brother figure. The former Delta Heat player got a scholarship to play softball for the Thunderbirds this fall.

Another of the Gendrons' lodgers, Brent Regner, was drafted by the NHL's Columbus Bluejackets and now plays for the American Hockey League team the Syracuse Crunch. Both Voytechek and Regner returned to the Gendrons' home three or four years in a row. This Sunday the family welcomes Calgary-born Greg Lamoureux, a recent high school graduate, for the second time. The main responsibilities of being a billet family are to provide the players with food and a bed. "The Giants entrust us with making sure that they're getting their sleep and getting fed properly. It's just like having your own kid, and they do become a member of your family, for sure," said Linda. That's evident by the framed photos of the players in peak action hanging on the living room wall. "Making them feel at home is very important, especially the younger kids because they get homesick," added Denis. The family has also opened their home to the players' parents. And just like the players' real folks, Denis and Linda keep tabs on where the boys are at all times and make sure they are home by curfew—10 p.m. on game nights, 11 p.m. on non-game nights. As for what they cook up for the allimportant pregame meal, Linda says: "Lots of meat, lots of pasta." "They like to have a good carbohydrate-protein meal before they play," she said. And being a billet family comes with a major perk—season tickets. Linda can't watch all the Giants' games because she's a flight attendant, but Denis, now semi-retired, makes a point of attending. "I go to about 98 per cent of them," he said.

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kemann says, "and I wanted to support these young guys who go out there on the ice and make an effort each and every night. They are just a great group of kids." Letkemann says that effort factor from the players is part of what he feels makes major junior hockey a pure form of the sport which is not affected negatively by high priced contracts as with some professional players and their clubs. He also enjoys seeing how the young players progress during their time with the organization as both athletes and people. "They are some of the most down to earth, nice young people you could ever have the opportunity to meet," he says of the Giants players. And that goes for some of the game's greats Letkemann has had the chance to meet as they pass through town and attend a Giants game. One of them was the legendary Bobby Orr who burned an impres-

sion on a young Letkemann for his iconic, flying through the air goal celebration for the overtime winner against St. Louis to win the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals. When he met Orr in person, he wasn't disappointed as the Boston Bruins great proved to be as charming as his status in hockey suggests. "I've also had the chance to pick up (Montreal Canadians great) Yvan Cournoyer from the airport," Letkemann says. "I also got to meet Don Cherry who was here for a top prospects game. And he's pretty much what you see on TV." But what impressed Letkemann even more was the acknowledgement from Giants players he has met previously who took the time out to chat and recalled him and his volunteer efforts with the team. "They are just very solid, great Canadian kids," Letkemann says. ■ editor@southdeltaleader.com

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2010 TRAINING CAMP fRIdAY AuGuSt 27th 8:00AM – 9:00AM 9:15AM – 10:15AM 10:30AM – 11:30AM 11:45AM – 12:45PM 1:00PM – 2:00PM 2:30PM – 4:00PM 4:15PM – 5:45PM 5:30PM – 6:30PM 6:45PM – 7:45PM 8:00PM – 9:00PM

ROOKIE CAMP REGISTRATION GOALIE SESSION TEAM RED SKATE TEAM BLACK SKATE TEAM WHITE SKATE VETS SKATE VETS SKATE BLACK VS RED RED VS WHITE WHITE VS BLACK

SAtuRdAY AuGuSt 28th 9:00AM – 10:00AM 10:15AM – 11:15AM 11:30AM – 12:30PM 12:45PM – 1:45PM 2:00PM – 3:30PM 3:45PM – 5:15PM 5:30PM – 6:30PM 6:45PM – 7:45PM 8:00PM – 9:00PM

GOALIE SESSION TEAM RED SKATE TEAM BLACK SKATE TEAM WHITE SKATE VETS SKATE VETS SKATE TEAM WHITE VS BLACK TEAM WHITE VS RED TEAM RED VS BLACK

SundAY AuGuSt 29th

WedneSdAY SePteMBeR 1St

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9:30AM – 10:30AM 10:45AM – 12:15PM 12:30PM – 2:00PM 2:15PM – 3:45PM 6:00PM – 7:00PM 7:15PM – 8:15PM 8:30PM – 9:30PM

MAIN CAMP REGISTRATION GOALIE SESSION TEAM RED SKATE TEAM BLACK SKATE TEAM WHITE SKATE RED VS BLACK BLACK VS WHITE WHITE VS RED

MondAY AuGuSt 30th 9:00AM – 10:30AM 10:45AM – 12:15PM 12:30PM – 1:45PM 2:00PM – 3:30PM 6:00PM – 7:15PM 7:30PM – 8:45PM 9:00PM – 10:15PM

WHITE SKATE BLACK SKATE RED SKATE GOALIE SESSION WHITE VS BLACK WHITE VS RED RED VS BLACK

tueSdAY AuGuSt 31St 10:00AM – 11:30AM 10:00 AM – 11:30AM 12NOON – 1:30PM 12NOON – 1:30PM 7:00PM – 10:00PM

TEAM WHITE PRACTICE TEAM RED WORKOUT TEAM RED PRACTICE TEAM WHITE WORKOUT INTRA SQUAD GAME

GOALIE SESSION TEAM RED PRACTICE TEAM WHITE WORKOUT TEAM WHITE PRACTICE TEAM RED WORKOUT ALUMNI GAME

2010 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE fRIdAY SePteMBeR 3Rd KELOWNA VS VANCOUVER LADNER LEISURE CENTRE 7:30PM

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SAtuRdAY SePteMBeR 11th VANCOUVER @ CHILLIWACK 7:00PM

SAtuRdAY SePteMBeR 18th EVERETT VS VANCOUVER LADNER LEISURE CENTRE 7:30PM

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GROWING UP— Ron Toigo says it's been a joy to watch how his WHL club has matured from expansion franchise to one of the league's flagship teams. Philip Raphael photo

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Marking a decade Giants majority owner reflects on club's progress PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

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his is entertainment," says Ron Toigo when asked what he likes most about being majority owner of the Vancouver Giants, which celebrates a 10th WHL season this fall. Toigo adds he has enjoyed how the club has matured from expansion team to one of the league's flagship franchises. The secret? "You hire the best people as possible and let them do their job," Toigo says. "Then you can go to the games and since we win more than we lose it's a lot more enjoyable than what it can be." And the results tell a tale of success for the organization which has not only packed away the hardware and banners, but hosted a Memorial Cup championship and World Junior Championships.

"It's always your goal when you start (a franchise) to win a Memorial Cup and we've been fortunate to get to a couple of them, win one, and be close the last three years," Toigo says. "Overall, we are really happy how things turned out." Toigo says there were the inevitable growing pains in the first few years, but in that time management developed and laid down a solid culture that paved the way for success. "Not just on the ice, but off the ice as well," Toigo adds. "It's the things the players do in the community like the Read to Succeed program which visited 75 schools and 13,000 students last year. And you multiply that over the last eight years and well over 100,000 kids have been promoted to read a little more than in the past." Toigo adds his players do whatever is needed in the community when asked to, and act as ambassadors for the club.

But how do you instill that kind of commitment in a playing roster of teens and young adults? It's another building block of success for the Giants, and it's based on a "small town" approach. "That (philosophy) was important when we first started out. Scott (GM Scott Bonner) felt that the club was playing in a big city (Vancouver), but we didn't want to operate like we were in a big city," Toigo said. What the management wanted to create was the right climate within the organization by having the players schooled and billeted all in the same community. "It's difficult to create that chemistry you can get in places like Swift Current where everybody knows everybody and everyone does stuff together because it's such a small community," Toigo says. "We've been able to capture that here in South Delta." ■ editor@southdeltaleader.com

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ven after being in the business of coaching ice hockey players at the major junior and NHL levels for the better part of 24 years, the job never gets old for Don Hay. The head coach of the Vancouver Giants for the past six seasons, Hay says at the WHL level it's the opportunity to produce not only a complete player, but a person in all aspects of life that keeps him energized heading into another campaign. "For me the fun part about junior hockey is that the coaches and the management and staff are all pretty stable and the players move through it," says Hay. "And that's the challenge and the exciting part where you take a young player, at 16-years-old, and help him not only develop his hockey skills but his social skills, his principles and

beliefs." Since the players come in as teens and leave as young men, most at 20, Hays says the club becomes like a second family for them and all that attachment entails. "You'll deal PLAYER DEVELOPMENT—Head coach Don Hay says the club hones more than just hockey with school probskills. Philip Raphael photo lems, personal acquiring a sense of discipline, problems and obviously hockey problems," he says. something teams led by Hay over "You're very close to the players the years have been known for. "We really try to stress disciand when you watch them come in at a young age and then leave, pline here," Hay says. "Also, it's it's satisfying and rewarding and important to make good decisions, at times a little bit sad, but you're whether it's on or off the ice. And if happy for them because they are they (players) can learn those two moving on in life and hopefully things when they leave here it's what they've learned here will going to help them in what I call the 'real world.'" make them better people." A big part of that process is ■ editor@southdeltaleader.com

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GIANT STRIDES WHL club's success includes adding to the ranks of NHL teams

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he names are familiar, although the colours they now wear are not. But they all have one vital thing in common—they were once Giants. The list of players who have graduated from the WHL club that calls South Delta home and celebrates 10 years of operation is long and accentuated by some of the NHL's young stars such as the Boston Bruins Milan Lucic, Edmonton Oilers Gilbert Brule, and Nashville Predators Evander Kane. New wave of stars And now another wave of up and coming talent is ready to make the jump to the big leagues and establish themselves. The South Delta Leader caught up with a few of them as they reflected on what they learned on the way up with the Giants which made the transition to the pro game possible.

Brett Festerling knows well what has helped make him an important part of the Anaheim Ducks blueline corps. "You learn how to work here," says Festerling, 24, a former Giants captain who is entering his third season with the Ducks and fourth as a pro. "Guys learn that pretty quick. You learn how to work, you learn discipline and what it takes to be a pro." Much of that is owed to the philosophy of Giants head coach Don Hay who instills in his players the notion of playing as hard in practice as they would play in a game, adds Festerling "That's one thing that I think all of these guys take into their (NHL) camps. That always helps. You can go to a camp and be physically fit and be able to battle with whoever it is, another rookie or, for me, guys like (Anaheim teammates) Scott Niedermayer or (Ryan) Getzlaf." Festerling adds that all Giants players also know from the get-go not to take anything for granted

and always produce their best effort on the ice. Building a foundation Another former Giants captain Jonathon Blum says he fondly recalls his time with the club and the foundation it provided him with to advance his career on the ice. "I probably had the most enjoyable time here when we won the WHL Championship. It was my first year here as a 16-year-old and I Iearned a lot," says Blum who was drafted 23rd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and is a prospect with the Nashville Predators. "Learning from Don (Hay) every day was good and we have established a winning tradition here over the last five or six years and people have taken notice. And a lot of that has to do with what the older guys have passed on—the work ethic here. We came to the rink every day willing to work and that starts with the game plan from the management and coaching staff. And we got to

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go out there and execute it." "It's been great being with an organization like the Vancouver Giants," says Lance Bouma, another former Giants captain who was drafted by the Calgary Flames 78th overall in 2008. "It's a first class organization that treats their players like pros and they really prepare you well for the next level." Echoing his former Giants teammates, Bouma says it's the commitment to working hard each time players lace up their skates which has been the biggest contributing factor for making the transition from major junior to NHL go smoothly. "We practised hard every day and Don's a great coach and I Iearned a lot from him. Establishing a good work ethic is probably the biggest thing I took from him."

Life defining experience Recently drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2010 entry draft, Trail's Craig Cunningham calls his four years with the Giants the biggest of his life so far. "Guys come in here at 15 or 16 out of minor hockey or junior B and you don't really know what working out is or how hard you have to work to make it," says Cunningham who in his rookie year with the Giants was part of the club's Memorial Cup win in 2007. For him, the transition did come as a little bit of a shock. "I think players don't really realize how good the ( WHL) league is," he says. "You see a lot of good players every year in the NHL draft where in the top 20 picks eight or nine are guys from our league. And people say it's the best devel-

opment league in the world and I strongly believe that." But it's not only the on-ice development with the Giants that Cunningham credits for helping him climb the ranks as a player. It was the commitment to making each player grounded in their view of life which provided balance. A good portion of that is owed to the billet family Cunningham spent his four years with in Tsawwassen which he now calls home during the off season. Advice for those who follow As the Giants prepare for their training camp, the four former Giants offered their advice to those young players coming in to test themselves in the WHL. "Enjoy it, take it in. There's a lot you can learn from a lot of

good people in this organization," Festerling says. "And to a certain extent from even guys who came before me like (Mark) Fistric, (Andrej) Meszaros and Brule, they started a tradition of good hockey and ethics and what it takes to be a pro and in life." "Have fun with it. Everything is going to be new and nerve-racking, but just play your game because this organization wants the best for you and will do anything in its power to make you a better player," Blum says. "Overall, have fun and work hard." "Enjoy coming to the rink every day and working your hardest trying to get better," Bouma says. "This is an unbelievable organization to play for and they give so much to their players and if you play hard for them they give so

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they can do because they saw our videos." Minns established Kayotics in 2001 during his last year of high school. With a lot of “cheap dollar store boards” on the market, Minns longed for a higher-performance board that would let him do bigger tricks. "At the time there wasn't really anything like that." His Kayotics boards are handcrafted in Richmond for optimal quality control. Since Minns started selling skimboards, the sport has become more popular both on the coast and inland. In fact, Minns' biggest customers are riders in Alberta, Mississippi, Michigan, Louisiana and Texas who board on lakes, rivers and flooded fields. As the sport becomes more popular, so has the Centennial Beach event. Minns expects up to 500 participants and spectators to show up on Saturday. While he's glad to attract a crowd, he says a big event comes with a high price tag. "Because it got so big, the parks board required policing," Minns said. "It's costing us a ton of money." That means he’s actively looking for companies to sponsor his future skimboarding events.

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Star Fleet Inc. HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pick up trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Pref. Class 1 Lic. or 3yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523. www.starfleettrucking.com

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

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EDUCATION

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Train on full-size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Includes safety tickets. Provincially certified instructors. Government accredited. Job placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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HELP WANTED

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 FOREST FIRE MEDICS OFA 3 Medics. alphasafety.net Fax resumes to 250-787-8839, or e-mail them to info@alphasafety.net

HELP WANTED

Amazing Opportunity! Up to $800/wk, no commission, benefits available Promotion company is gearing up for its busiest time of year. We offer full paid training, and a fast paced environment. Tons of advancement and travel opportunities! Must like music & work well with the opposite sex. Call today for an interview Mindi 604-777-2195

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HOUSEKEEPER (F/T, P/T) Are required at the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport, (Richmond.) Send resume to:

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MEDICAL Office Trainees Needed! Drs. & Hospitals need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement is also Available! 1-888-7780459 RESPONSIBLE DOG walker quired. Pls call 604-943-5758.

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

MANAGER NURSING SUPERVISOR Bayshore Home Health has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, independence and dignity of Canadians in their homes since 1966. We are Canada’s largest provider of home health services with more than 50 offices across Canada. Individuals who join our team receive competitive compensation and benefits, diverse assignments and ongoing training opportunities Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking an experienced Manager of Clinical Practice/Nursing Supervisor for our Vancouver/Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley areas.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS RECEPTIONIST Required at a small but busy law office in LADNER. We are looking for someone with a friendly personality who has an interest in long term employment. Office training and / or experience is required. Legal training / experience is not required but would be an asset. Preferable if applicant lives in South Delta. Resumes can be emailed to:

sybil@deltalawoffice.com

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Fax: 604-739-7401 Mail: Bayshore Home Health Human Resources 300-4370 Dominion St. Burnaby, B.C. V5G 4L7

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APARTMENT / CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

LEARN at home, then earn and save money. Be a certified tax consultant or bookkeeper. Risk-free, start anytime. See www.knowledge bureau.com or call toll free 1-866-953-4769. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com ONLINE, ACCREDITED, WEB-DESIGN TRAINING, available for persons facing challenges to employment, administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Visit: www.ibde.ca. Space is limited - Apply today!

If you are a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse and have 5 years of recent supervisory nursing experience, preferably in the community sector please forward your resume to the email address below.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program.Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca. 1-800-961-6616.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

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MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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$45/Hr

For all your decorating needs why not call a Master Painter? Dan Laybourn Paint Contracting

36 Years Experience All Aspects of Painting Int./Ext. Com/Residential Gutter & Window Cleaning also available. Free Estimates We will pay 1/2 of the HST on Residential Contracts.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Call 604-607-6659

CONCRETE & PLACING

MILANO PAINTING 604 - 551- 6510 Interior & Exterior

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Professional Painters Free Estimates Written Guaranteed Bonded & Insured

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

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Additions, Reno’s & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. Call 604.218.3064

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BILL CHRISTIE Architect MAIBC Additions/Renos Houses/Offices 604 603-6462 anytime

GARDENING

Soil, bark, Sand, Gravel etc. $25/yd + $50 del. Also, Property Maint. Services avail.Simon 604-230-0627

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LANDSCAPING TOBIAS & LAIRD EXCAVATION INC.

Yard Re-Development Sewer, Drain Tile, Water Main, Pool Excavation, Fill, Turf, Ponds, Demo & Haul Away.

778-885-5009, 604-782-4322

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MOVING & STORAGE 2guyswithatruck.ca Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of moving/packing. Excellent Service. Reas. rates! Different from the rest. 604-861-8885 www.advancemovingbc.com SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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ELECTRICAL

AAA SIHOTA ELECTRICAL Comm., Industrial & Res. Services. Licensed/bonded. 604-999-4573

SALES

SALES

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Exceptional Career Opportunity in Sales and Marketing. Excellent Opportunity to earn above-average income and to develop a rewarding career. One of Canada’s largest private media companies, Black Press, has an opening for an Assistant Sales Manager with The Richmond Review. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a superior knowledge of sales and marketing. While experience in community newspapers is an asset, it is not a prerequisite. Prerequisites include a minimum four years sales and marketing experience, a willingness to learn and embrace change and a desire to succeed. Black press is a multi-platform media organization that encompasses community-based newspapers and websites as well as flyerland.ca and used.com. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter by August 31, 2010 to: Mary Kemmis publisher@richmondreview.com The Richmond Review #140-5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2C7 the richmond

REVIEW

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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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Bengal Lap Leopard kittens. Tica reg. Top blood lines. Shots & dewormed. Free shipping to lower mainland.$700&up.1-250-395-2464

604-537-4140

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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 30 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

PETS

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

www.blackpress.ca

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN CONST. & Asphalt. Brick, concrete, drainage, foundation & membrane repair. (604)618-2304 ~ 604-820-2187.

338

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! AMAN’S PLUMBING SERVICES Lic.gas fitter. Reas $. 778-895-2005 Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. No HST Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS ALL TYPES OF ROOFING. Est. 20 yrs Asphalt, Shingles, Cedar. Clean gutters $80. Gurpal 604-240-5362

BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Champion line, training. $1500. 604-740-0832 or 604-740-2986. BICHON/YORKIE-X 10wks vry cute vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, 1 male 1 fem. $550/ea (Sry) 604-580-2186 CATS & KITTENS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats.604-309-5388 / 856-4866 COCKER SPANIELS, 8 wks, 1st shts, tails docked, black with white chest & feet, $400. (604)240-4601. FILA / MASTIFF GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957. GREAT DANE X ENGLISH MASTIFF PUPPIES $500. Call 604-826-5285 or 604-556-9095. LAB Pups CKC.Reg’d Champ.lines dewrmd/tattooed 1blk.2yellow, vet✓ 1stshots $800. Ready 604-857-9192 LAB Retriever pups, yellow/blck, $650; chocolate, $750. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 LAB X GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies. Good temporment. Ready to go $250 each 778-319-8143 MIN Schnauzer 4F/1M, tails docked, 1st shots, dewormed, hypo-allergic. $550. (604) 761-1994 MOSKOVY DUCKLINGS, day old $3.50 & up. 3/mo old $15. Please call: (604)463-4367 Maple Ridge. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! www.856-dogs.com or call: 604856-3647. POMERANIAN TOY PUP: Male, 5 months. $600. Pls call (604)794-7347. RAT TERRIER, great looking male neut. micro. Friendly healthy, AKC reg. Needs active family. Good on & off leash. Neg. to approved home. 604-941-2494 l/msg. SHELTIE PUPS P.B. Reg. Microchipped, all shots. Vet chk’d. 4 mos. 1/2 price. M-$500. F-$600. (778)549-3646. St Bernard pups, m/f, unreg., gentle giants, 1st shots, puppy pack, can email pics, $1000. 1 (604)462-8605 Yellow lab puppies ready to go call to view $600.00. Vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. 778-885-9066 YELLOW LAB pups. 2 males left. Smaller size. Ready to go. Parents on site $500. 604-852-6176 Abtsfrd

AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. BBB. WCB 10% Sen. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530

EAST WEST ROOFING & SIDING CO. Roofs & re-roofs. BBB & WCB. 10% Discount, Insured. Call 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

J.J. ROOFING. New Roofs / ReRoofs / Repairs. Free Est. Ref’s. WCB Insured. 10% off competitor’s written quote. Jas @ 604-726-6345

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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PETS

AMERICAN Bulldog. 12 wks. P/B Female. Beautifully marked. Brindle eye patch, 1st shots. To good home $600. 604-796-2227 (Harrison) AMERICAN BULLDOG X Stafforshire. 2males, 1 female, dewormed, great family dog. Ready in 1 week. $400. 778-885-8756

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE MUSHROOM MANURE 15 yds - $115 or Well Rotted 10 yds-$130. 604-856-8877


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Residential and Commercial Window Cleaning MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-6591 FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS CLEARANCE - Pre-engineered and custom-sized to your requirements. Factory-direct pricing. Some models discounted to half-price to clear. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE AND QUOTE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com STEEL BUILDING SALE.. SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $8995. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.

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For a Free Estimate please call Leroy 604.760.2326

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NEW Norwood SAWMILLS - LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

AUCTION BANK--OWNED HOMES For Sale including properties in this area. Now is the time! The market, interest rates, and oportunities could not be better. NEW PROPERTIES ADDED DAILY! Bid Now Online: www.OnlineBidNow.com HUDSON & MARSHALL, 1-866-539-4174

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

$$$ PRIVATE Lending! Equity Based! 1st and 2nd Mortgages @ www.mortgagemover.ca

Canadian made Willis. Walnut upright piano. New in 1972. Exc cond. well tuned. $1,250. 604-266-7353. SAXOPHONE: Yamaha Jr in excellent condition; nice case; fully serviced. $650. Call 604-853-5060. TRUMPET, nickel plated, B flat $200. Nickel plated flugal horn, $200. King baratone horn in premium condition $500. 604-852-1426

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

19 ACRES. LEVEL & TREED on Sunshine Coast. Creek at back & road down side. Rural, beautiful Powell River. Call Neil Frost 604-483-6345. Coast Realty Group. 20 Acre Ranches ONLY $99 per/mo. $0 Down, $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas. Owner Financing, No Credit Checks. Money Back Guarantee. Free Map/Pictures. 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND! $0 down. $0 interest. Starting $89/mo. Guaranteed Financing. No credit check. 1-2.5 acre building lots! Call (800) 631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

RV SITES, COTTAGES- New, turnkey; beautiful, woodsy Okanagan Valley location. From $99,900. Ph: (250)7670190, Email: webbie@shaw.ca

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HOMES WANTED

* SELL YOUR HOME FAST * Buying Any Price, Cond., Location. NO COMMISSIONS ~ NO FEES ~ No Risk Home Buying Centre (604)435-5555

WE BUY HOUSES

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

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MORTGAGES

BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

Unit 110-6165 Hwy 17 ü 604-946-9711 NEXT TO TOWN & COUNTRY

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

750

RENTALS

752

APARTMENT/CONDO

SHANNON GARDENS

RICHMOND

The Place to Live in N. Delta Park Like Setting

Briargate & Paddock Townhouses

1 Bdrm $850/mo; 2 bdrms from $1000 + hydro. Quiet bldg. Heat, hot water, garborator, f/s, d/w, f/place. Inste storage & u/g pkg. Heated indoor pool & sauna.

2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available RICHMOND

WATERSTONE

DELTA WEST

Bright ★ Quiet ★ Spacious

4895 - 55B St, Ladner

1 & 2 Bdrm Apt Suites 3 Appliances, balcony, swimming pool, heat & hot water. Also 2 & 3 Bdrm Townhomes 6 Appliances Close to schools & stores. N/P.

1 & 2 Bdrms Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incl heat & h/w. Prkg avail. Refs req’d, N/P

Call 604.946.1094

Bayside Property Services Ltd. RICHMOND

Call 604-275-4849 or 604-830-8246 www.aptrentals.net

1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

1851 Southmere Crescent E.

2 Bedroom suites starting at $875.00/mo. Close to all amenities. Avail now.

Call 604-451-6676

Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

TRANSPORTATION 827

VEHICLES WANTED

1975 TRANS AM, Original miles 60,000. Everything original. $16,995. Exc cond. (604)220-1764

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 810

AUTO FINANCING

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

TOWN TRACTORS *1988 Kenworth,Triple4 Cummins 15/spd trans., 40rear, MVI ready. *1986 Freightliner, good running tractor, engine: Big Cam 400, 15/ spd, 46 rear. *2 alum headache racks (cab guards), truck snow chains, etc. Call for more info: 604-936-1973

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL “No Wheels, No Problem”

$$ CASH FOR SOME $$ CALL

604-328-0081 7 Days/Week

Website www.aptrentals.net SURREY

Kingston Gardens 15385 – 99th Avenue Guildford Area 2 Bedroom Townhouse starting at $800.00/mo. Close to all amenities. Available now.

Call 604-451-6676 SURREY

MOVE IN NOW!! Don’t Wait!

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

3 Bdrms & Den $1200/mo.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

Somerset Gardens

TOWNHOUSES

LANGLEY Willowbrook 31/2 Br Large TH w/Appl and Laundry and Balcony. 2 car Garage. ns/np. 1600$ avail. 604-788-0237

DELTA NORTH

SURREY SOUTH

TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM. New 1 Bdrm $800+ 1/3 util 600 sq ft.+ lots of extra storage. Bright with new french doors as pvt entry. Yard. Lndry. Cat ok. Prkg. Opt furnished. Near Coquitlam Ctr. Sept.1 778-881-8427.

www.dannyevans.ca

Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net

604-948-3640

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Website: www.aptrentals.net

OFFICE/RETAIL

we’ve got a great spot for you!

TSAWWASSEN. Room available in comfortable home. Suit mature or prof. person. $550 incl delicious meals (604) 943-6130, 603-7210.

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

Call 604-591-5666

HOME Service Guide

Richmond. 1000sf upstairs office. Facing #6 Rd. nr entry to Hwy #91. 2pc bath, ac, alarm, $1080+hst, incl everything. Avl Now. 778-882-0405

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

706

whatever you do...

RENTALS 741

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

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OFFICE/RETAIL

OFFICE FOR LEASE 621 sf office, 2nd floor, elevator, sec. indoor prk. 4840 Delta St. Ladner.

Phone Gertie 1-250-247-7242 or cell: 604-306-4563

Family Complex conveniently located close to schools, bus, skytrain & shopping. 5 appliances, gas fireplace, backyard.

Call 604-830-2501

Website: www.aptrentals.net

Call today and get noticed! www.bcclassified.com

DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

Minimum $120 for Complete full-size Vehicles

Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943


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outstanding HOT ROD JUNIOR—Two-and-a-half-year-old Weston Pybus revs up his own ride on the streets of Ladner Village last Sunday (Aug. 15) at the Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show. Around 10,000 spectators took in fine hand-crafted quilts and close to 400 cars on a perfect, sunny day. Jim Kinnear photo

MOVIE MAGIC— Ladner Elementary student Emily Hardy (left), pictured with her friend Hannah, was the winner of VIP seats for the Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights Pick the Flick Contest. Hardy received great seats and popcorn for her and 15 friends at the Aug. 8 screening (which was rescheduled due to rain). For details about the final movie night Aug. 21 at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall— licensing regulations prevent publishing their names in print—check the BIA’s website at shoptsawwassen.com. Contributed photo

Float. Paddle. Eat. Dance. Find your way to Steveston for free summertime fun 7th annual Richmond Maritime Festival Celebrate our maritime heritage with a free family festival, including live entertainment, food from around the world, hands-on nautical displays and activities, children’s activities and a floating showcase of historic and unique boats. Friday, August 20, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Drive

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival Watch more than 30 teams compete in exciting dragon boat races. Try your hand at dragon boating or watch the Adventure Race pitting dragon boat, canoe, kayak and inflatable boat. Dance the night away at a special free concert on Saturday night featuring the rollicking, Celtic-flavoured music of Wheat In The Barley; the rhythmic African beats of Rwandan multiinstrumentalist and singer Ezra Kwizera; and bluegrass favourites Redgrass. Saturday, August 21, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Drive

Musical Expressions Summer Concert Series Popular local performers Bruce Coughlan, Bob Kemmis and Cherelle Jardine perform at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard. Admission is $25. Tickets are available at the Shipyard. Friday, August, 20, 6:30 p.m. Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Drive

NIGHT MARKET SUCCESS—Sarah Wilkins of Cobblestone Cottage was among the vendors at the Heart of Ladner Night Market on Aug. 14 which raised funds for the Delta Hospice Society. Jim Kinnear photo Get your photos included in Outstanding. E-mail your pictures to newsroom@southdeltaleader.com. Please include information describing the photo, including full names and titles, if applicable.

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