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›INBRIEF Delta Police investigate RCMP-involved shooting Delta Police were in Nimpo Lake, B.C. this week investigating an officer involved shooting that resulted in the death of 24-year-old Justin Zinser of Williams Lake. At the request of RCMP, Delta Police major crimes investigators arrived in the area Sept. 25 and began working to determine the circumstances that lead to Zinser's death. According to Delta Police, preliminary indications show that on Sept. 24, RCMP responded to a report of a domestic dispute in which an assault occurred. In attending the residence, police believed the subject of the complaint to be armed. RCMP members repositioned their location and maintained distance while awaiting backup. Before more officers arrived, the armed male approached the officers on foot. The officers engaged him and ultimately shot(s) were fired and the male succumbed to his injuries. —Black Press

Basi to run for trustee Peter Guichon of Felix Farms shows off some examples of this year's potato crop as one of his harvesting machines busily gathers hundreds of acres of the ripe spuds. Guichon is hoping the rain holds off until the job is done. Christine Lyon photo

Harvest season in full swing Dry weather conditions still needed to finish gathering local crops CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER


armers in South Delta are crossing their fingers for plenty of sunny weather over the next couple weeks so they can finish harvesting their fall crops. Many are still stinging from last year's devastating harvest season, when Lower Mainland farmers watched their cash crops rot in soggy fields after record-setting September rains. "None of us could handle back-toback disasters," said Jack Bates, who runs Tecarte Farms, a 450-acre potato, blueberry and dairy operation in South Delta. Harvesting was slowed down by last weekend's heavy rainfall. As of Wednesday, Bates estimated he had about 50 acres of potatoes yet to gather. It should take 10 solid days of work to complete and dry weather is crucial. "You basically have to sift the potatoes out of the dirt, and if it's sticky and muddy then things don't sift very well," he explained. "Even now, with only part of

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mated he left some 9,000 tons of potatoes in the ground last year. With about 200 acres to go, he's a little less than halfway through harvesting. Like Bates, his operation was also slowed down by last week's rain. "Really, the next two weeks is going to determine how well we do, as far as getting stuff out of the ground," Guichon said. Despite delayed planting, he says the crop quality is good. "For the amount of days the stuff was in the ground, I thought it did fairly well." Felix Farms is also harvesting pumpkins now, but since they sit on top of the ground, dry weather is not as critical for their success. In July, the provincial and federal governments announced funding of $175 per acre for potato and vegetable producers in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to help cover the cost of restoring water-damaged crop land. That per-acre amount includes a payment for the disposal of products spoiled in storage and the cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and storage bins.

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Renew Delta announces mayor, council candidates

John Meech is the fourth candidate to announce his bid for mayor in the November civic election. A member of the new electoral organization Renew Delta, the Tsawwassen resident joins incumbent Mayor Lois Jackson, Coun. Heather King and former councillor Krista Engelland in the race for the mayor's seat. "We need a new way to govern our affairs that unites all of Delta and share the wonder and beauty of our land," Meech said in a Renew Delta press release. Meech is a professor at UBC in the department of mining and engineering. Meanwhile, fellow Renew Delta members Ranj Heer and Garth Cuthbert have both thrown their hats in the ring for seats on council.

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Two financial institutions and a local business targeted CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER

Delta Police have confirmed a trio of robberies, including one armed robbery, took place in South Delta between Sept. 17 and 20. At a p p r ox i m a t e l y 3:10 p.m. on Sept. 17, an unknown male entered a financial institution in Tsawwasen and demanded money. Staff complied and the suspect fled on foot in a southwest direction, making off with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was produced.

"We did deploy canine, but the track was negative," said Delta Police spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks. The suspect is described as five-footeight with a medium build, wearing a black hoodie with a grey pattern. His face was partially covered with a black mask and he was wearing a yellow-brimmed baseball cap. Two days later on Sept. 19 at around 4 p.m., a male entered a financial institution in Ladner and demanded money. Again, no weap-

on was produced and the man made off with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 25 to 35 years old, wearing a brown and green jacket, blue jeans and runners. He was wearing a baseball cap under a toque and a black bandana was covering his face. In the most recent case, Sept. 20 shortly before 10 p.m., an unknown male entered a business in Tsawwassen and demanded money, producing what

appeared to be a long kitchen knife and uttering threats toward staff. The male obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. He is described as a Caucasian male, between five-foot-10 and six feet tall, medium build, wearing a green hoodie, white shoes and dark-coloured cargo pants with a black bandana covering his nose and mouth. The incidents are all under investigation by Delta Police. "At this point we're reviewing the mode

Turf field eyed for Ladner park

Debate advice on Southlands supported

User groups expected to help fund artificial pitch

Critic says move contradicts principles of democracy


A lawyer has confirmed Mayor Lois Jackson’s advice that councillors be cautious in voicing their position on the proposed development of the Southlands. At the Sept. 12 council meeting, Century Group president Sean Hodgins reviewed his company’s latest development proposal for the land and asked councillors for their opinion. But Jackson said care must be taken not to prejudice a decision of any member of council in case it is seen by a court as being biased. A letter to the municipality from Bill Buholzer of Young & Anderson Barristers & Solicitors finds Jackson’s statement to be true. With the next civic election coming up on Nov. 19, council candidate Sylvia Bishop expressed concern with the mayor’s cautionary advice. “The idea that a candidate for elected office should not take a position on such an important issue contradicts some of the most basic principles of our democracy,” Bishop said in a press release. —Christine Lyon


Ladner’s Dugald Morrison Park could be the future site of a brand new synthetic turf field. The Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission last week endorsed a plan to build a turf field at the park—a move hoped to increase playing time for athletic groups faced with chronic soggy field conditions. Chair of the commission, Coun. Robert Campbell, said a few things must be considered before plans can go

ahead—like how the field will be paid for. “Essentially our municipal money is there. We have the money to build a field,” said Campbell. But what has been agreed to informally is that user groups also contribute to the cost. “That contribution would be along the lines of what was contributed by the user groups to make the field at Winskill happen,” Campbell said. TheTsawwassen Soccer Association forked over $200,000 toward the $2.6 million, 111,000-squarefoot Winskill turf field, which opened in 2007.

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LETTERS Simple solution to tunnel traffic woes Every few years it seems we get into a discussion about tunnel traffic (Letter: Bright idea to speed Massey Tunnel traffic, South Delta Leader Sept. 23, 2011). While the tunnel itself has its challenges, there is a way to make the drive along Highway 17 a little less congested. The HOV lane is typically underutilized. Drivers headed for River Road are also stuck on the Highway 17 parking lot.

Can Southlands be our Central Park? It’s no secret, Mayor Jackson and councillors, that many view you as favouring development of the Southlands; however, whether you are, or not, is known for sure only to you and your mirrors. However, let me remind you that

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If River Road traffic used the HOV lane, it could eliminate a number of vehicles included in tunnel traffic, making it a little better for everyone (not to mention the environment). I seem to remember discussion about this when the HOV lane came in, but alas, nothing was done. It could be as simple as a sticker placed on the windshield that alerts the police and other drivers that this HOV rider, regardless of how many people are in the car, is headed for River Road, not the tunnel. Try to cheat and use the sticker to get into the tunnel with one occupant, you get the ticket and lose your sticker.

Having traveled that road for many years, and having to sit for 15 minutes waiting to take River Road during rush hour, it makes sense to get me out of that line; I can get out of the way faster, improving my productivity and reducing my carbon footprint. Plus I'm not taking up space that can be used by someone headed for the tunnel, making their trip a little faster as well. Before we start talking about building more, let's use what we have more effectively. It's more affordable that way.

Deltans owe Century Holdings nothing; let me remind you that Century took over those lands as a speculator after Deltans made it well known in the late ‘80s—and since—that they don’t want those lands developed. And let me remind you that Century recovered what those lands cost in the Boundary Bay Regional Park deal.

Let me also remind you that it was people with vision who established Stanley Park. If Stanley Park is too close, and too local, for you to appreciate, let me remind you that New York would be a fuming concrete maze without its Central Park.

and education. Our government cannot afford to be complacent either. It needs to find new markets for our goods and services and expand on opportunities that we currently enjoy with our trading partners. I have been following the roll out of Premier Clark’s job creation program and as a business person, I can say that I fully support her initiatives and her understanding that economic expansion will lead to more business and more jobs. Expanding our infrastructure

to increase trade, especially in the Pacific Rim, means more goods will be shipped to and from our province and more jobs will be created as a result. We want people to come to B.C., not leave. If our government thinks like a business it will be better off, and you and I will continue to enjoy the benefits of one of the strongest economies in the world.

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Attempt to muzzle debate a bad move If there’s a collective bad taste in the mouths of Delta citizens who value democracy it’s likely because they were fitted for a gag last week. In a move that can only be termed “distasteful” Mayor Lois Jackson called for a legal opinion on whether current council members, and even those running in the Nov. 19 election, should be advised not to voice their opinion on developing the Southlands property in Tsawwassen. What she got was advice that elected officials do indeed run the risk of being disqualified from further dealings on the future of the contentious 500-plus acre property that owner Century Group would like to build houses on and then turn over the remaining 80 per cent of the land to Delta for farming and parkland. Perhaps Jackson is hoping to prevent the elected officials from doing a “Hugh Mawby.” Mawby was an alderman in Richmond in the late 1980s who got caught up in a legal kerfuffle after saying he had all but decided about whether or not to develop portions of the Terra Nova area of Richmond—fallow farmland that is now in part made up of highpriced homes. Sound familiar? While Jackson’s motives are laudable— protecting Delta and its elected officials from its own, potentially costly legal squabble—the optics are not good. And it’s clouded the rules of engagement leading up to the Nov. 19 civic election. Who will stand up and say just where they fall on the Southlands? Or will debate be frozen for everyone by a far-reaching legal chill. You can’t blame the electorate for wanting to know where their elected public officials— and those would-be councillors—are on the issue. After all, the next Delta Council will, in all likelihood, be entrusted with making a decision on the Southlands. And we should know exactly where all the candidates position themselves before we hand them over our votes. Anything less erodes the basis of democracy.

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Clockwise from top left: ❚ Tsawwassen Legion members Bob Wilkinson (left) and Terry Nylander (right) present a Stellar Tilt Wheelchair worth more than $7,200 to Maria Rosenthal-Boothby, Mountain View Manor occupational therapist at Delta Hospital. Contributed photo ❚ Eight-year-old T'kai Shepherd-Wong from Ladner recently surrendered his lengthy locks to benefit cancer patients when he went for a hair cut at Atomic Hair Studio. Shepherd-Wong also raised $69 in donations for Wigs for Kids at BC Children's Hospital. Jim Kinnear photo ❚ Members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen gathered last week to celebrate World Peace Day. Tsawwassen First Nation elder Ruth Adams was invited to give a prayer to commemorate the event. Photo contributed

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The Delta Community Music School is pleased to sponsor an art sale featuring works by the late Raine Leagh. Leagh was the founder of the Delta Arts Council and taught at Delta Secondary School for many years. Available for sale will be drawings, intaglio prints, oil and watercolour paintings. Cash and cheques only please. When: Sunday, Oct. 2, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Kin Room at the Music School, McKee Heritage House, 4705 Arthur Dr. For further information call Maureen at 604-833-0804.

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Come practise your English at the George Mackie Library. Meet new people in a friendly, relaxed environment. When: Tuesdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: 8440–112 Street, North Delta. These ESL conversation circles will be guided weekly discussions on everyday topics.


It is never too late to learn how to ‘blow your own horn.’ Aspiring adult concert band musicians, or nearly new musicians are invited to join the Delta Adult Beginner Concert Band and learn to play a woodwind, brass, or percussion concert band instrument (and how to read music). When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 to Dec. 7. Where: Delta Secondary Music Room, 4615 51 St., Ladner. Register through Delta Continuing Education 604-940-5550. Course number 10449.


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Artwork by the late Raine Leagh will be on sale in Ladner this Sunday. Photo contributed Dr. Heather Mohan, RCC, will be holding a Children’s Grief Group for children five to 12 years old who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, grandparent or other significant person. A Parent’s Grief Group, facilitated by Marg Fletcher, RCC, will be held at the same time. The groups run on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every other week throughout the school year. The program starts Oct. 18. All participants must

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basic everyday living evidence. But the way I’m questioned, I may as well have easily. But put me face-to- a tonne or two of some face with a border guard illegal substance in the back, or be at Pt. Roberts, a recently and I morph Christine escaped into a tremThompson convict, bling, inarlooking ticulate mess. for a place My mind to crash. goes warp With the speed, spitquestions ting off ranand piercdom paranoia ing looks like: “What if of seeming I screw up?” hatred, you’d “What if he think so. t h i n k s I ’m I have been through lying about going down for gas?” “Is my tank actu- other border crossings. I ally on empty?” “Should I have not found the same keep the receipt?” “Can level of intensity. Do they he hear my thoughts?” get special training for Pt. “What if he pulls out his Roberts? Where else? Truly, gun?” If they ever decide to where else? Of course, we do have set up a lie detector test as part of the interroga- a little bit of a transient tion, I would be so bust- population, courtesy of ed. Arrested on the spot. the ferries. Yup, those My heart does wild weekend trippers to the palpitations. My palms island who miss their sweat. My hands shake. turnoff and end up at It’s crazy! And more than the border: very, very a little annoying, consid- intimidating. And soon, ering all I want to do is we will have out of townsave some money on gas ers visiting the ensuing shopping development or wine or beer. I don’t like feeling 15 being planned on First again. Being questioned Nations land. Gasp. But about where I am going, come on. Are we all really how long I am going for, presumed to be trying what my plans are…. got to orchestrate a quick enough of that from my escape via the Point. parents. It intimidated Perhaps a getaway boat me then, and it still does awaits. Or a helicopter is hovering just offshore. today. Yet, the other part of I love Pt. Roberts for many things. Lighthouse me is glad. The part of me Park, the trails, the long that is a mother, and the stretches of country part of me that values the roads, the Reef tavern, safe community we have the Jog for a Jug race, here. It’s worth protecting cheaper gas, cheaper and preserving, yessiree. booze, the marina, the I wouldn’t trade that for quaintness of it all, the the world. But I wonder what close proximity… but I often choose not to go they’d do if I decided because I just can’t face to ask them the quesmy "borderguardapho- tions next time? Turn the tables, you know? bia." “How long have you The Canadian side isn’t much better, if any. been a border guard?” They are equally as surly, “When are you going suspect, and all round to quit being a border guard?” “Why do you bullyish. I know, I know…. ask so many questions?”, just doing their job. But and “What’s love got to honestly, do I look like a do with it?” criminal? I drive a Honda Accord. I often have one Christine Thompson is or two or three kids in a freelance advertising the back seat with me. copywriter by trade, livCrumbs everywhere (is ing in, where else? South that a crime?). Oh, and Delta. You can reach her some receipts for house- at jellybeancom@easthold goods or other such enerally, I am not one to cower. I don’t shy away

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A slice of Delta Take a peek at how some of Delta's bounty goes from the field to the dining table PHILIP RAPHAEL AND CHRISTINE LYON BLACK PRESS


hen it comes to growing and eating locally, South Delta has plenty of variety, depending on the season. But who is tapping into the local bounty, and how are they using it? The South Delta Leader got some insight from a number of sources—from high school students in the their classrooms to the mayor who grows produce in her own backyard. Read on to see several slices of Delta life as homegrown produce goes from field to table.

Culinary arts students at Delta Secondary School prepare tarts using fresh B.C. blueberries. DSS participates in the Take a Bite of B.C. program, which aims to give high school students experience working with local produce. Houwelings Nursery and Windset Farms are two Delta growers that donated produce to the program this season. Tyler Garnham photos

Young chefs get educated From Roma tomatoes to Russet potatoes, high school students in South Delta are getting an education in local produce. Delta Secondary and South Delta Secondary are among 37 schools province-wide participating in the Take a Bite of BC program. Developed in part by the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, the program gives students hands on experience with seasonal fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat—all 100 per cent donated by local growers. DSS teacher Lori Pilling’s culinary arts classes just received a load of fresh blueberries, bell peppers, eggplants and tomatoes donated by Delta’s Houweling Nurseries and Windset Farms, and other growers in Richmond and the Fraser Valley. Her students learn how to prepare the products while developing a better understanding of the agricultural process. Pilling said the program has been a huge eyeopener for those students who are detached from the food they eat. But for others, especially those who have grown up on farms, the learning curve isn’t as steep.

“The students are extremely receptive to it (the program) and huge advocates because it’s the livelihood of a lot of their parents,” Pilling said. And because all the food is donated, the school gets access to items that would otherwise be too expensive to buy—like Salt Spring Island artisan cheese or caseloads of fresh raspberries. A typical classroom discussion might revolve around the impact of importing food from overseas. “We talk about the chain of what it takes to get a head of Romaine lettuce from China to here,” Pilling said. “How fresh would that lettuce be? And what’s the cost involved in getting it here? And what’s the cost to our environment?” The culinary arts students run the cafeteria at DSS and inform the student body what B.C. products are featured on each day’s menu. The young chefs learn creative ways to cook some of the more unpopular veggies—such as Brussel sprouts au gratin, topped with a bubbly cheese—so the greens appeal to even the pickiest of teens. “Now it’s something that they can accept into their diet,” Pilling said. Her class is currently working on the Thanksgiving lunch menu, which promises to incorporate as many local ingredients as possible. Gardening a family affair The soil in North Delta may not be as ripe or readily available as it is in the south, but that hasn’t stopped Mayor Lois Jackson from producing a harvest of plenty in her own backyard. Using store-bought garden ties, she and her greenthumb family have built two eight-by-eightfoot plots where they’ve planted tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini, green beans, peas, beets, radishes, carrots, herbs and more. It’s a smallerscale version of the garden Jackson had growing up in Northern Ontario, where her family planted


just about anything that would grow. “We’re just picking that up and doing it here,” she said. “It’s really very simple and it’s such great rewards at the end.” When it comes to eating, Jackson keeps things plain and simple so she can relish the natural flavours of her homegrown veggies. It’s one of the benefits of eating from the garden instead of the grocery store. “The taste is probably something that you realize immediately,” she said. “It’s like going fishing and you get a fresh fish and you cook it right away. The flavour is enhanced by the immediacy rather than freezing it and eating it in two weeks.” There’s also a monetary benefit and sense of self-satisfaction that comes with growing one’s own veggies, Jackson said. “It’s good for the grandkids to see,” she added. “And it’s good for the neighbours because anything we have that we’ve got too much of, we give it to them.” She and her family are toying with the idea of expanding their backyard operation. “We’ve had so much fun and so much enjoyment from the food this year that we might do another one (plot) next year so we’d have three.” Jackson sponsors an annual garden contest for kids to encourage young Deltans to learn about planting and cultivating food and flowers. Chefs enjoy staying local How much do local chefs enjoy being surrounded by a good supply of produce? “Let’s say it this way, it’s not only been a personal quest to find the freshest food on the market, it’s just what you do,” said Bruno Marti, owner of La Belle Auberge Restaurant in Ladner. “When you are a professional you want to be the best. And to do that you use the best product. And naturally, those are the ones closest to you.”


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Photos clockwise from left: Mayor Lois Jackson loves the fresh flavour of the veggies she grows in her own backyard. Jim Kinnear photo Bruno Marti, owner of La Belle Auberge Restaurant, says the best products are found close to home. Rob Newell file photo Roland Smith, owner and chef at lluminate Restorante, holds a plate of patty pans squash from the Earthwise Garden. Philip Raphael photo

But it’s not only serving a masterful end product, the drive towards shopping and eating local has also become a business directive, one initiated by the clientele passing through the front door. “Maybe we (society) are more health conscious as well today, but I’ve never seen so much allergy demands from customers. People want to know where the veggies are from,” Marti said. “That’s a steady comment. Where are those things from? Is it imported, is it local? People, they want to know. And any good chef today, if he has any brains, he will make sure he uses all the local products available.” It’s a similar story at Illuminate Restorante in Tsawwassen where owner and chef Roland Smith takes pride in serving dishes featuring locally grown items.

“The importance for us is the fact we live locally and if we can sustain ourselves locally then it’s not just good for the restaurant business, it benefits the people around us,” said Smith. “And we get better, more wholesome products that we know are better raised.” Growing up on his family’s farm in Sweden that was limited by geography and climate to one crop a year, Smith said he appreciates the fact Delta farms can produce at least two harvest for some items. “We are in an extraordinary fertile and productive area with the delta and the ocean,” he said. One place Smith likes to use as a source is the Earthwise Garden in Tsawwassen (earthwisesociety. “We like supporting the community which supports us, and by

that I mean we buy from the Earthwise Garden when available. Right now we are using their tomatoes and beans. We’ve been using their arugula, patty pans squash, beets and silverado chard.” From Westham Island Herb Farm ( Smith said he stocks up on potatoes and artichokes. “Whatever is seasonal, we use,” he said. “The whole ideology here is we try to give the customer local, when we can, and also the cleanest and best products.” Among the items Marti likes to use in his kitchen that sprout from the Delta soil are beets and potatoes. “Golden beets are one of my favourite, and potatoes, naturally,” he said. “We’re excited that we know we can pick it up here and be confident it hasn’t been sprayed.”

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ow important is it to get the name right for a business? Plenty. And when you are changing it to reflect a new style and approach there’s a lot of things to consider. That’s why the husband and wife team of Stanley and Carol Gan took a long while when it came to taking their two furniture stores in Tsawwassen and Cloverdale in a different direction under a new banner. What was known previously as Pebblecreek is now Maison Rouge Interiors. “I studied design when I lived in Europe,” says Carol. “Maison Rouge Interiors results from my experience living in the French country and my passion for travel and a love for the uncommon.”

Maison Rouge Interiors has added a new range of B.C. made furniture and classic handcrafted unique finds from all corners of the world. More affordable pricing and an expanded design range are other reasons for the shift. “Our team has worked in the design industry for over 18 years and are well versed in design. We also do all aspects of interior design and staging consultation, and in fact as an opening promotion, Maison Rouge Interiors will be offering free half-hour appointments where our customers can bring their design questions to the store to talk directly with us,” Carol says. She adds the quality shopping

experience at Maison Rouge Interiors will resonate with their clients’ ideas. “We want to create a unique environment where our customers feel inspired and can explore all their design needs in a fun and warm atmosphere,” she says. “From small accessories to entire living rooms, every piece tells a story. " With a focus on Canadian-made products, Maison Rouge Interiors hopes to offer something different in South Delta and Surrey. “There’s been a bit of an artisan-driven renaissance in Canadian furniture making in the past decade. I want people to come and see what Canadians can do.” —Staff writer

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Comfort in a bowl Borscht best for chilly fall days Is there anything better than cozying up to a nice comforting, warm bowl of soup when the cool fall weather sets in? Charlene Duncan of The Framing Company in Ladner Village doesn’t think so. That’s why she suggested her recipe for borscht as this week’s Local Flavour feature. And apart from it being a great way to beat the seasonal chills, a bowl full of borscht with a dollop of sour cream

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Turning on your furnace for the first time after many months has some important considerations to go along with it.

Heating your home By Maggie Calloway As reluctant as we are to even think of the cold damp days and months ahead, some action and attention to detail now while the weather is relatively mild could save you big problems and lots of money if things go pear-shaped with your furnace in the middle of winter. Alex Williams, a partner

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A major reno doesn’t have to be scary A 40-year-old home in Delta gets an amazing renovation from the My House Design/ Build Team. By Maggie Calloway This couple bought the house with the intention of renovating right from the start. They had lived in the area and wanted to stay, and their kids had left the nest but live down the street with the grandchildren. They felt comfortable in

the neighbourhood; they fit in. So what to do? What is the next step? Enter the brilliant My House Design/Build Team, who transformed this 40-year-old Lindal Cedar Home with sympathetic grace and made it into a home the owners will stay in for the rest of their days. Like many people, this couple bought the house because they were attracted to the neighbourhood, the mature trees in the backyard and the high cedar ceilings in the house. But the reality was the house just didn’t work for the way we live today. Forty years ago, design was much different; we didn’t have great rooms and open plan living.

Rooms were smaller, with assigned uses and closed-off with walls. The bones of this house were great but it needed a fresh breath of air. My House Design was contracted in the summer of 2010 and started the design process, applied for variance, and permits. They started construction the winter of the same year. Because this was a total renovation, the couple moved into an apartment for the duration. “We did the roofing prior to the weather getting bad then spent the rest of the winter working on the interior,” says Graeme Huguet, Managing Director of My House Design.

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Lurking under your home is something you would love to put out of your mind but you know you have to deal with it. Your damp crawlspace or basement is calling you. The problem is while you are ignoring this space, unpleasant things could be going on. The Lower Mainland is a rain forest, and as beautiful as it is, if we do not control moisture in this space, nasty things like mold thriving and spreading by producing millions of airborne spores could be at work. Frightening rot and decay occur in damp environments, which could cause structural damage if left unchecked. The natural airflow in a house is from bottom to top, so moist air and other nasties are sucked up into the living areas, which could create a very unhealthy environment for people and pets. But there are some steps you can take to make this a nice, clean, spore-free environment. Rob Currie at Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is passionate about basements and crawlspaces and the difference a well-sealed, moisture-free space can make to your health. “The best way to correct crawlspace problems is to

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My House Design/Build a one-stop-shop for all your renovation needs “ from page.1 from page.17 “It was very important to this couple that the newly designed home work not just for themselves but work when the kids and grandkids come over, which they do all the time. This is a close-knit family.” First the team upgraded the plant. The original heating system was electric, which was changed over to forced air along with a heat pump. This allowed the family to have heat and air conditioning efficiently at low cost. Energy-efficient gas fireplaces were installed and a lot of care was taken to include build-green concepts into the home. The ceiling was insulated from the top by taking off the existing roof, insulated using foam which created a higher R value, and then a new roof was installed. This kept the interior cedar ceiling, which first attracted the home owners to the house, intact. Removing the roof allowed the team to install pot lighting, which had a huge impact on the finished space. “We changed all the windows and doors; they are all high-efficiency, EnergyStar rated. All the windows have a type of glass which keeps the heat inside in the winter and the heat out in the summer,” Huguet says. “We added energy-efficient skylights to add more light. Because we took everything down to the studs, we were able to insulate all the walls and insulate the crawlspace. The hot water is an on-demand system which is also very efficient.” An addition was added to the front of the house to give more space to the great room and the ability to create a covered entranceway but care was taken to make it seamless. This addition is only six feet long but really made a difference to both the great room and the look of the exterior. There are three bedrooms upstairs; the

house is a split level, with an en-suite for the master and a walk-in closet. Downstairs there is a room which could be a bedroom but is used as a hair salon, a laundry room and another full bathroom. The gem of the downstairs is a wonderful family room/media room with a fireplace, a library area and a big television. “Before we start any renovation, including this one, we do a full energy audit to show the homeowner where they are losing energy,” says Huguet. “Another reason is we want the homeowners to qualify for both federal and provincial grants. Once the renovation is complete we do another audit which will show the difference in efficiency. This client received $3,000 in grant incentives.” My House Design is pretty well one-stop-shopping; 85 per cent of every project is done in-house from design to permits to build to interior design. There is a great advantage to this, as all of the colleagues are constantly in touch with each other regarding ordering materials, scheduling and the multitude of details which go into what is a complicated process. There are no delays waiting for an outside trade to complete their part of the build. The before and after photos show what an amazing home was created for this wonderful family; a home they will certainly enjoy for many years to come.

A Delta home got an incredible upgrade from the people at My House Design/ Build. Changes include energy-efficient gas fireplaces and pot lights in the cedar ceiling. Submitted photos. After photos by Keith Henderson

Furnace safety important from page.17 “ from page.1 with his brother in A.D.W. Mainland Heat & Air Conditioning, is an expert on heating and cooling. Twenty-seven years of experience means there is not a lot Williams doesn’t know. The first step depends on how old your furnace is. If it’s less than 10 years old, “(you) can take a chance and turn the furnace on because they have a lot of the newer technology and they don’t use much service,” Williams says. “If the furnace is over 10 years old (you) should get a licensed gas fitter to come in for a full service check.” He says they should check several things before giving you the go-ahead. “They should check the heat exchanger, the motor, the amperage draw, a clocking to make sure it’s burning correctly and they should test with a monometer to see if the pressure going to the burner is correct,” Williams says. “The biggest thing is to check for cracks in the heat exchanger because over time metal expands and contracts with heat and eventually it breaks.” The biggest problem with a cracked heat


exchanger is that it can release carbon monoxide into the house. “I would say out of twenty furnaces over 20 years old, five of them will have cracks,” Williams says. “If your family suffers from chronic flu-like symptoms or constant tiredness while at home and they feel better when they are away from the home, check the carbon monoxide levels in the home immediately; your family may be being poisoned.” Williams also says a furnace over 20 years old is only 50 per cent efficient. One has to think about replacing the unit if $50 out of every $100 you send to the natural gas provider is literally not providing any comfort to the family. “Right now the federal government has a grant program called EcoEnergy and the provincial government’s program LiveSmart,” Williams says. “Just by changing your old furnace to a high efficiency (one) you will get $1,390 back ... The average cost of putting in a high efficiency furnace is $4,700 so you are only looking at around $3,300. If you are now losing 50 per cent on the dollar with your old furnace it doesn’t take long to pay for a new safe, efficient one.” Sales Director: Lisa Farquharson • 604-575-5364 • Editor: Kerry Vital 604-575-5346 • Writer: Maggie Calloway Online Advertising • Black Press National Sales • 604-575-5826 Contributing photographers • Martin Knowles,; Rob Newell, RenoNation is published by Black Press Group Ltd., (Suite 309 - 5460 152 Street, Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9) 350,000 copies are distributed free across Metro Vancouver. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited.

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Paint now under new manufacturing regulations By Maggie Calloway I checked in with Kevin Skelly of Cloverdale Paint to ask what’s new in paint and ended up with a tutorial on the new regulations governing the manufacture of paint. Normally we, the consumer, wouldn’t necessarily be aware of new regulations but this time the information is important, so mega thanks to Kevin! The technology of paint has come a very long way. In 2010 the federal government, in conjunction with the Canadian Paint Coating Association, came out with regulations restricting the VOC (volatile organic compounds) levels in paint. They divided paint into 53 different categories and set VOC limits for each of the categories. “The two common ones the homeowner would recognize are the flat and non-flat paint,” Skelly says. “The legislation doesn’t care if its latex or oil-based paint; it just says for flat paints the limit is 150 grams per litre and for non-flat paint, eggshell, semi-gloss and

gloss, the limit is 250 grams per litre. What this means is, as of this month ... manufacturers cannot make any new paint product which does not meet these new standards, although the retailers can sell this paint until they run out.” Skelly says that this shouldn’t really affect homeowners. “This would mostly affect your painting contractor if you are in the middle of, or planning, a renovation as they traditionally used alkyd paint which no longer meets the federal standard. The beauty of alkyd paint was its ability to cover in one coat, so the painting contractors will have to radically change the way they do business,” he says. “Manufacturers like ourselves have formulated new paint which does a great job while adhering to the new regulations. For the homeowner this means paint with great durability while still having low VOC,” Skelly continues. All this is great news for those of us concerned about the air quality in our homes. Ever wonder how the fashion designers, car companies, paint companies and interior designers come up with their colour palette for the coming seasons? Wonder no more. “I have been following colour trends through a group called The Colour Marketing Group,” says Skelly. “This is a group of hundreds of professionals from many different professions who all need to get the colour forecast right. A

mistake for this group has devastating consequences. Can you imagine a car manufacturer painting his new cars teal green when the trend is to grass green?” It’s quite the process in choosing the colours, Skelly says. “We come up with a palette of about 30 to 40 colours we jointly agree colours are going (towards). We deal in very fine detail such as the tone of each colour, not just say red. Is it apple red or rust red? It’s pretty interesting to see experts from so many different backgrounds sharing information and then coming to conclusions. So much depends on getting everything right.” And the answer to what colour trends we can expect? Warm colours across the country are on trend, except in some ethnic populations of Vancouver where bright primary colours are very popular.

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Getting the theatre experience at home By Maggie Calloway If your wish list includes a media room, your first consideration is the physical limits of your space. Start by sketching out a scale drawing including doors, windows, and any objects which may be immovable such as a furnace, water heater, or even laundry machines if you are planning on placing your new room in the basement. Think about how you want the room to look. These rooms get the most use in the fall, winter and early spring when the weather is grim, so a warm, cozy décor is a great choice. Think about lighting, which is very important in a media room, and storage for the

piles of DVDs and video games. Next, be realistic about what you want out of this new room. If you have kids you know video games will be a big part of usage but if the kids are gone and your plan is to watch sports and movies, your needs may be different. The other major consideration is budget; like any other renovation costs can soar so be realistic about your financial comfort level. “For people who want surround sound in a home theatre, the most important thing is to plan ahead especially if you are having a home renovation,” says Sandy McDonald

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Head off drippy gutters before the Lower Mainland rain hits By Maggie Calloway

As we enjoy the last of the summer weather, we know what’s coming around the corner. The price we pay for living in this beautiful, lush, green paradise is ... rain, rain and more rain. And, all too often the mechanism to handle this deluge, our house gutters, is just not up to the job. Now is the time to do an inspection of the state of your gutters, clean them of debris, and make the necessary repairs. If your patch jobs of years past are starting to fail, it is probably time to bite the bullet and install new ones. If you are unsure about where your leaks are, clean the gutter. Then, with the help of a spotter, flood the gutter with water. All the trouble spots will be apparent and easy to mark. To repair, dry each area completely, then dip a paintbrush into a can of roofing cement and apply a very thin layer to the leaking area. To further enforce the repair, cut a piece of metal flashing, which should be the same type of metal as the gutter to avoid corrosion, and press into the cement. It is important you then cover the metal with a further application of roofing cement, then spread out the cement to level the patch. Otherwise, your repair will impede the flow of water. Something else to keep in mind is to make sure you do your repairs when the weather forecast is for sunny weather, as your repairs need time to dry before being hit by rain. Shell Busey has some wisdom on caring for our gutters and downspouts. “Almost everyone, when dealing with gutters, gets out the ladder, leans it up against the aluminum gutter, putting both the weight of the ladder and their weight on the gutter. Now you have an aluminum ladder pressed against an aluminum gutter, which could act like greased lighting,” Busey says. “The best, and safest, way is to use ladder stand-offs

which insert into the ladder then rest The rainy season will be starting soon, and your gutters might not be prepared. It is best to do a thorough on the roof.” cleaning and checkup of your gutters and downspouts After cleaning your gutters, he before major problems occur. suggests laying a yard stick along the Submitted photos inside of the gutter. “Then take a small level to make sure the gutter is sloping toward the “They don’t have to deal with algae, moss downspout,” he says. “You will be amazed or mildew down there,” Busey says. “Some how often this is not the case.” of the inserts moss up to the point they don’t Busey warns that standing water in a gutter let water through to the gutter, it just washes can freeze during a cold spell, then thaw, and over the top.” then freeze again with the next bout of cold. Once we have looked after our gutters we “This is when the seams of the gutter are need to make sure the downspouts are hanblown apart. It is vital people check the slope; dling the flow. If there is a concern, or you they can repair seam problems forever but if are seeing signs of seepage in the basement, the slope is wrong the same thing happens you may want to investigate redirecting the again and again.” water away from the house and into the A great hint Busey passes along is to check perimeter drain by intercepting the flow at where all the gutter repair items are manufacthe bottom of the downpipe. tured. Turns out a great number of them are We live in a wet climate, and the more manufactured in the southern states where attention we pay to handling the water, the they wouldn’t recognize a rain forest. less accumulated damage can be done.

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Creating a cozy living space isn’t hard, if you have the right accents. By Maggie Calloway My home is predominantly white. White walls, white painted floors, white slip covers. The texture is in the knobby weave of the sea grass rugs and the heavy old oak dining table. The shots of colour are in the art and the dust jackets of books on the shelves of the built-in bookshelves. I love this style; it fits my personality. I hate clutter, as it makes me feel unsettled; I don’t go in for things that require dusting. Mention the word tchotchke and I freeze in place. I immediately pass on magazines as soon as I finish reading them and my clothes take up about four feet of closet space ... for both winter and summer. I somehow escaped the sentimentality gene, so I have no piles of old birthday and Christmas cards and as soon as I realize I haven’t worn or used an item I donate it. You get the picture. But the grey, damp and cold days of winter are approaching. The firewood is waiting in the shed to feed the wood stove, and the house needs a hit of cozy. It’s time to discover the best way to warm up your home without adding to the heating bill and bankrupting yourself in the process. There are very easy and frugal ways to warm up a home. Perhaps changing the covers on the sofa throw cushions to a warm red and pulling out a couple of throws to toss over the back of the sofas. Flowers for the living room and dining table can change from white to reds and oranges. Drapes, which have been taken down and cleaned over the summer, can go back up to be drawn against winter nights.

Beautiful fall colours like deep purples and rich yellows are a perfect place to start if you’re looking to create a cozy home. Small touches like a lampe berger or a blanket are also great options if you’re looking to add warmth to your home this fall. Submitted photos

Paula Akoury, Maren Vanoene and Joyce Steven, three designers at Chinz & Company, are experts at creating cozy. They are so passionate about design and helping clients make the most of their space. They all agreed that it doesn’t take a lot to change the atmosphere; just very careful additions of colour to warm the room. In addition to adding hits of colour, they suggest warmer tone rugs on hardwood floors or a lampe berger to introduce woodsy scents through the house. A berger is a vessel with a wick in oil; you light the wick then blow out the flame and the heat infuses the room with the perfume. They also suggest putting out fireplace tools on the hearth even if you don’t have a working fireplace. All these things help layer the


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Botanus your one-stop-shop for all your planting needs By Maggie Calloway Planting bulbs in the fall, when thoughts are still on family barbeques and the beach, is a perfect example of delayed gratification. It’s the gardening equivalent of giving yourself a secret hug. Then, when you despair of the seemingly endless grey rainy days of spring, nature does her magic and produces a wondrous array of colour. Suddenly, all is right with the world. In Metro Vancouver, we are blessed with the most amazing online company specializing in not just the most stunning choice of bulbs but a bred-to-thebone commitment to personalized service. Botanus was started in 1999 by partners Elke Wehinger and Pamela Dangelmaier. Wehinger and Dangelmaier purchased a mailing list from a bulb grower in Abbotsford who was going out of business. They made the decision at the beginning to focus on the website and brochure as sales tools. Their decision allowed them to concentrate on what they do best without the overhead of running a brickand-mortar outlet plus the benefit of passing the savings onto the customer. The mailing list has grown to 25,000 with clients across the country. A third colleague, Wendy Leroux, soon joined the company, with the title of Customer Care Manager. “In a country like ours with hundreds, if not thousands, of climate zones, there is not a one-size-fits-all planting guide,” says Dangelmaier. “This is where our personal service pays off for the client. We are slaves to the Weather Channel and are constantly checking local weather forecasts so we can ship bulbs as close as possible to when each individual client should plant. Nobody wins when bulbs arrive when the ground is frozen solid.” The Botanus website is a treasure trove of not just bulbs but also complete information on every flower. No matter if you are an experienced gardener or a novice, you will feel confident of success. For more information, visit

Wendy Leroux, left, Elke Wehinger and Pamela Dangelmaier at Botanus are ready and waiting to help you with all your spring bulb needs. With a wide range of beautiful flowers, your garden will be spectacular come spring. Submitted photos

Nursery has some tips for the perfect spring garden The best time to plant is in the fall, says Rylan van der Pauw of Triple Tree Nursery in Maple Ridge. By Maggie Calloway Every spring, as soon as the weather starts to warm up, there is a rush to the local plant nursery to buy just the right tree or shrub. The rest of the spring, summer and early fall the homeowner is a captive to watering duty in order to keep the new plantings alive. The best time to plant is in the fall. The new trees or shrubs get time through the seasons to acclimatize to their new home. The rainy season looks after the daily watering and the roots, which can’t help but be damaged to a certain degree during replanting, can rejuvenate without stress. By the time the hot weather comes, the plants are established

and can more easily handle less care. If you are planning a renovation next year, which would most likely take place during spring, summer and early fall, chances are your garden is going to need some rehabilitation. Why not sit down with a knowledgeable person at your local nursery and make a plan well in advance? Rylan van der Pauw, of Triple Tree Nursery in Maple Ridge, says, “People need to think about trees and shrubs as the bones of the garden. The rest such as perennials, annuals and bulbs can be introduced over the following seasons.” Van der Pauw is certainly willing to give homeowners a few tips. “The perfect scenario would be a homeowner sitting down with us to make a plan personalized to their space, taste and budget well ahead of fall, then we can arrange for the trees and shrubs to be delivered directly to their home from the grower and our people can supervise the proper planting plus the application of suitable nutrients such as bonemeal and transplant liquid,” he says. “The huge advantage is there is less stress on the plant if they don’t have to spend the summer on a nursery lot. We have great built-in irrigation to keep everything fully hydrated but the less a tree is moved the better.” Fall is the perfect time for planting for exactly that reason.

“The very fact of the grower digging a tree from the field damages the finer roots. Now you have a situation where all the foliage has to be hydrated by compromised roots, which can be substantial on a larger tree or shrub,” he continues. “This is the reason planting in the fall is much more desirable because the tree can be greatly assisted by the natural rainfall. (Hydration is) much more difficult (with) surface watering through the summer. With proper handling, planting and support with nutrients, by spring the tree or shrub will have rooted out enough to support themselves.” Renovating your garden is a great opportunity to think about what would you like to attract. Do some research about attracting birds, butterflies and bees to your garden, which will not only enhance your space but contribute to the overall health of the environment.

Rylan van der Pauw of Triple Tree Nursery, top, has a few tips for homeowners looking to do some planting. He recommends installing water features first, and thinking about the trees and shrubs that will make up the bones of the garden. Rob Newell photos

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Rooftop decks sometimes a better plan than a backyard

Outdoor spaces still usable for fall Even if the weather wasn’t as nice as we could have hoped, there was no shortage of people enjoying the outdoors this summer. While many could be found on restaurant patios or the beaches around the Lower Mainland, some were enjoying the sunshine on their very own rooftop deck. Many new home developments are including rooftop decks in their plans, responding to a demand for outdoor space without having to leave the comfort of your own home. With space sometimes at a premium, it is more useful to have a deck on the roof than it is to have a backyard. The rooftop deck at Aragon Properties’ Flow at Port Royal “is so tranquil and wideopen,” says Aragon Director of Sales and Marketing David Wan.

With views of the Fraser River and a fireplace, the decks are usable year-round. Azura Management’s Aviva on the Park in Port Coquitlam also boasts its own rooftop spaces at their townhomes, giving residents a bit of extra space for entertaining or relaxing. For the ultimate in luxury, Adera’s Ultima at Pacific Spirit includes private rooftop lanais perfect for adding a hot tub. The lanais are the best place to check out the stunning views of the University of British Columbia. Many developments include a rooftop deck as an amenity, including Barber Creek Development’s Edgewater in Surrey and Intergulf Development’s Kits360 in Vancouver. Edgewater’s deck includes an outdoor pool. It’s doubtful anyone will regret owning a place with a deck, no matter what the weather.

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Central rises above Vancouver skyline by Kerry Vital

Onni’s Central in southeast False Creek is aiming to be an integral part of Vancouver’s skyline. With its original architecture and attention to detail, that is no long-shot goal. “You would be hard-pressed to see something like this again,” says Onni sales manager Nick Belmar. “It’s where sculpture meets structure ... We wanted to make it a landmark for Vancouver.” Central is unlike every other residential building that came before it. Instead of the typical tower and podium approach, meaning a tower surrounded by a base of commercial space or townhomes, one residential tower is turned on its side. Onni calls it the Skybridge. “We are very proud of what they’ve done,” says Belmar. “The defining feature is absolutely the Skybridge ... it’s phenomenal.” “So many of the downtown towers have been built in a very short time, and so they have become a sea of sameness. With the design of Central, we wanted something that would rise above the too-often dull waters of the

sea,” says architect Bruce Haden of DIALOG. The building will feature two towers, one that will hold office and retail space, and the other residential, topped by the Skybridge, which is set at an angle to maximize light and views of the water, city and mountains. A courtyard features a reflecting pool set into a half-acre park area. Homes are available in one-bedroom, twobedroom and penthouse plans, ranging from 515 to 1,500 square feet, many with attached balconies or patios. The penthouses also include a terrace. But the architecture isn’t the only thing attracting buyers. Belmar says about half of the 304 homes have been sold, and the high-quality finishings and proximity to everything Vancouver has to offer keeps bringing potential buyers in droves. One of the popular features at

Central is the full-sized appliances, which are a rarity in the condo market. Other features include Europeanmade commercial-grade wide-plank laminate flooring in the living areas, and Berber-style carpeting in the bedrooms and walk-in closets. Foodies are able to choose between honed natural stone or composite countertops, with a breakfast bar overhang in most homes. Europeaninspired cabinetry with a rift-cut oak veneer face is standard, fitting in seamlessly with the modern overheight tile backsplash and stainlesssteel under-mounted sink. Bathrooms at Central are made for luxury, including porcelain floor tile and an oversized vanity mirror for all your grooming needs. A separate deep soaker tub with tiled front is ready for every bubble bath, and the glass shower enclosure includes a mosaic-tiled base and high-gloss tile from floor to ceiling. All of this combines with the solid composite stone countertops with a matching backsplash to become the perfect ode to relaxation. Belmar is not exaggerating when he says how close to everything Central is.

The SeaWall, recently voted as the best public space in Canada, is just steps away, while a water taxi or the Aquabus is ready to whisk you across False Creek to Granville Island, Yaletown or the West End. Shopping, restaurants and every other service you could possibly need are close by, making Central the perfect neighbourhood hub. Owners will have access to a 7,000 square-foot wellness centre that includes a fitness centre, yoga studio and a steam and sauna room. A dining room with a professional kitchen will also be available for residents looking to host a party, and a games room, lounge/entertainment area and theatre are also included. Finally, owners will have the use of a quiet study room and a rooftop garden terrace with plots available for growing your own food. Belmar warns potential homebuyers that they must not wait to buy a home at Central. “I tell them regardless of where, you must get into this building. You won’t be disappointed.” Buyers will be able to take residence in 2014. Homes start at $347,900. For more information visit www. or call 604-682-8801.

The defining feature is absolutely the Skybridge,” says Onni sales manager Nick Belmar.

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The architecture at Central is second-to-none, including the innovative Skybridge (above). The kitchen in every suite is perfect for the budding gourmet (left), with European-inspired cabinetry and natural stone or composite countertops

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The Richmond Review has an immediate opening for an Advertising Consultant. By joining the number one community newspaper serving Richmond, you can develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing while contributing to one of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada. The team environment at The Richmond Review will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. You should be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Fluency in written and spoken Cantonese is an asset. A car and a valid driver’s license are required. The Richmond Review is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 100 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Send your resume with cover letter by Oct. 7, 2011 to: Mary Kemmis, The Richmond Review #1-3671 Viking Way, Richmond, BC, V6V 2J5


Needed for material handling company in Delta. The successful candidate will be an organized, courteous, patient, customer-focused team player with excellent communication skills. Must have knowledge of the Lower Mainland. Previous dispatch experience considered an asset, but not required. Arpac provides competitive salary, 100% paid extended benefits, RRSP plan, rewards program, monthly BBQs, and much more!

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HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763 PRODUCTION LABOURER NEEDED for a growing fast paced Roof Tile Manufacturing Co. located in Surrey. Applicant must be prepared for and capable of physically demanding work. Duties include but not limited to general labour, cleanup, product stacking and must be a team player. Please fax resumes to: 604-599-5972 or email: or fax to: 604-940-4082



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

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LEAD ROOF TECHNICIAN $28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal.

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

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TORRAC OILFIELD SERVICES, Grande Prairie - Specializing in Drilling Fluid Recovery. Seeking motivated individuals for Trackhoe Operator, Grande Prairie & BC area. Applicants must possess: Valid drivers licence; 4 ? 5 years operator experience (2000 hours); drilling fluid recovery equipment experience an asset; work unsupervised in a drilling rig environment; safety tickets (First Aid, H2S, WHMIS & TDG, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance); work 3 week in & 1 week out rotation. Competitive salary & benefit package available. Email resume to Leroy, Fax 780-8147506.

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You have a sense of urgency and are passionate about your team and client services. Duties include training and scheduling of staff, quality assurance, ordering and handling supplies, communication between staff and management, responding to clients’ requirements. Must have a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and exp. with MS Office applications. We offer attractive wages and comprehensive benefits.



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Lead, grow, innovate with one of Canada’s top 50 employers You will help us realize our vision of becoming the best place our employees have ever worked. Envision has been ranked one of the 50 Best Employers by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine for the past seven years and believes in fostering a culture where work-life flexibility is supported and encouraged. Further your career by becoming part of our future Join the dynamic team in this full-time role in our Tsawwassen Insurance office.

Personal Insurance Broker Providing top-quality professional insurance services to your clients, you will promote insurance products such as Autoplan, homeowners, rental, travel, mobile homes and other products. In addition to actively soliciting referrals to commercial lines, wealth management and credit union sales staff, you will process new policies and midterm changes to existing policies, facilitate your clients’ claims process and assist in collecting overdue premiums. You have acquired your Level 2 License, completed Autoplan Essentials and possess a minimum of 5 years experience in a general insurance office promoting a diverse range of personals lines products. For complete position information or to apply, visit our careers website at Online applications must be submitted by Friday, October 28, 2011. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Advertising Sales Consultant Peace Arch News, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience - preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, September 30, 2011 to:. Rita Walters, Advertising Sales Manager The Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 - 160th St., Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 or e-mail: No phone calls please

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2 Ditch Witch TRENCHERS 2 models - R-40 & 3500 Both exc. cond. Approx 3-3-1/2 thousand hrs on each Asking $20,000/obo - R40 and $25,000/obo - for 3500 Owner retired. Call 604-536-1992 or 604-240-7798 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688




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AUSTRALIAN Shepherd, 5/mo fem, beauty & brains, tri-colour, top family dog. $600 firm. 604-930-8551. Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822

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BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog puppies, vet checked, 1st shots. Jen 604-807-3853 / Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 Chihuahua pups, tiny teacups, ready to go $700; male standard Chihuahua, $450. 604-794-7347 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 LABS, Chocolate, Parents CKC, 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945 LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups family/farm raised,shots, short hair, vet checked, parents excellent temper. F$695, M$595. 604-835-0305. MALTIPOOS; 2 fems, 3/mo’s old, 1 black, and 1 white & black. Will be smaller dogs. $500. (604)945-8787 or (604)805-2567

604-537-4140 Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.




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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.


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





Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988





Decking Systems Railing Systems Outdoor Living

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Glass Aluminum Wrought Iron Trex Railings Cedar Pressure Treated

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4001 or visit




RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800566-6899.



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



1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264


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BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.



Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 10am-1pm Free Admission - Over 75 Tables South Arm Community Centre 8880 Williams Road Ph: 604-718-8060

2005 TOYOTA COROLLA dealer serv. since new, 97K, 1 owner, exc. cond., $10,800. (604)535-9984

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022





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Large 3 bdrm, inste storage. Starting at $1400/mo. 5 Appl’s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace. Close to schools, shopping & transit. No pets.

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

LARGE FAMILY COMPLEX 3 Bdrms, large in-ste storage. 5 Appl’s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace, backyard. Close to schools & transportation. No pets. Starting at $1250/mo.


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Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom & Bachelor Suites Balconies, rent incl heat & h/w. Prkg avail. Refs req’d, N/P

TRANSPORTATION 810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231


1993 Coleman trailer great shape rec service propane tanks incl. c/w org. manuals fold-out king sz & dble bed table & seating area converts into 3rd bed. $4995. 604-534-6305


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1996 SUZUKI auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $1250. Call (778) 551-1662.



$1200 - Richmond 2-bed. garden suite with patio area. 5 yrs. old, newly redecorated. Cable/internet access. Insuite w/d, secured parking. Bus stop at doorstep, close to highway, shopping malls, golf etc. Available October 1st. Phone 604908-2640 or 604-277-1673.

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2005 ACURA RSX Rare Luxury Sport Model / pristine condition. Only 45,000Ks. With I-V TEC 4 cyl. Lady driven - loaded, 5 speed. $14,500/OBO. 604-538-2239.

The Scrapper


5374 - 203rd St, Langley

7 Days/Week

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

Tsawwassen. Furnished house for rent in Beach Grove. 2 bdrms, 2 bath + den. Short or long term. $2400/mo. incl all utils, cable, internet & local phone. N/S. N/P. Avail Oct. 15. Please call 604-729-3959.


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



Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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

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Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

2002 BMW, 4 door, 325I auto, 80,000K New service, brakes, tires, mint cond. $13,500. 604-541-0018.



Call 604.946.1094

Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles


Atari Property Management




Soleil Terrace, 5599-14B St.




7 BRAND NEW 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, garden level. Close to freeway & ferry. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $1400. Also unit 406 available.


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

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.

Call 604-275-4849 or 604-830-8246


Bayside Property Services Ltd.

Fireplaces Kitchens & Barbeques Sun Rooms & Patio Covers Landscaping Hot Tubs & Pools Trellis & Gazebos

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/


INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta

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.



MATTRESSES staring at $99

Outdoor Living


YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts

WATERSTONE Bright ★ Quiet ★ Spacious


10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $8600. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827

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


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837




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 1866-981-5991

TOY POODLE. One little girl left, black & brown. $650. Call 604-8204230, 604-302-7602

VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, guaranteed. Champion lines, $750. 604-819-2115.



SHELTIES beautiful loveable happy 2 male pups. Warm & cuddly, 6 mo old. House trained. (604)826-6311

• Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

Running this ad for 7yrs


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

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fem’s $250 Special. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911



1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8107 1999 HINO FB box truck, diesel, auto, brakes 90%, new glass, great tires, 1600 lb. lift gate, 316K, $9,999. Call (604)869-3466 2006 Glendale Titanium Tour edt. ATTN SNOWBIRDS; 4 Slides, elec f/p, all options, pics avail, mint cond, $36,000. Ph: (604)858-4878


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