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see us at the Delta Sport Development Centre for these), but some overall pointers regarding stretching, and specifically, how to actually improve your flexibility, should be of great benefit! First, make sure to at least warm up with some light activity. In terms of actually improving flexibility, it’s best to do it after a workout when the muscles are already fired up. Now,

rather than holding the stretch for one or two minutes, hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds, take a 15 to 20 second rest, and repeat the stretch. This elongates the muscle, allows it to relax, and when elongating it again you should be able to reach/stretch a bit further. Lastly, if you’re really serious about improving your flexibility, you need to stretch every day! This is easier said than done, but

I cannot emphasize this enough. If you’re stretching three days a week, it could take up to a year to really see any improvements. If you stretch every day, you’ll notice changes in three weeks! So to wrap up: 1 Warm up a bit before stretching (even jog on the spot for 45 seconds), 2 Hold stretches two times for short intervals, and 3 Stretch every day!

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›INBRIEF Last outdoor movie night Saturday at Diefenbaker As summer winds down, so too are the Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights. The fourth and final one will light up the screen Saturday (Sept. 3) at Diefenbaker Park. The movie shown is the classic story about a little extra-terrestrial that gets help from children to return to his planet. This is a bonus night for Tsawwassen thanks to the Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour in celebration of the credit union’s 65th Anniversary. The pre-movie festival will feature information booths about many local charities supported by Vancity including the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, Delta Youth Support Line, Earthwise Society, KidSport Delta Chapter and Reach Child & Youth Development Society, the charity of choice for the movie series this year. Chairs, blankets, jacket and mosquito repellent are recommended to enjoy the movie portion that begins at dusk. For a complete list of pre-movie festival activities and for updates visit —Staff writer Boot & Sombrero staff, including cook Jared Duck (pictured above), hope to draw in more diners with lower taxes on their signature Tex-Mex fare once the HST is repealed. Christine Lyon photo

Mixed reaction to HST vote Dismantling the tax may take more than a year and add to B.C. deficit CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER


ritish Columbians have voted to eliminate the controversial Harmonized Sales Tax—a decision prompting mixed reaction from South Delta businesses, politicians and stakeholders. One local restaurateur welcomes the return to the former, two-tax system. Once the 12 per cent HST is repealed, Brad Herauf, owner of the Boot & Sombrero in Ladner Village will be able to stop charging his customers an extra seven per cent tax on food—assuming restaurant meals are still exempt from the restored PST. "I've talked to customers who've come into the restaurant and they say they can see right away, as soon as they look at their bill, how much higher the taxes are," said Herauf, explaining the introduction of the HST, combined with B.C.'s toughened drinking and driving laws have been hard on business. Shelley Metrow, owner of The Rose and Crown Pub in Tsawwassen, also noticed a drop in business when the HST was introduced. But she's not ready to say whether returning to the old tax system will be good or bad in the long term. "I'm not really sure how it's going to impact our business," she said. "For the bookkeeping aspect, I know it's a lot more work," she said of the GST/PST system. "Businesses that hire

a bookkeeper, it's more money to spend and it's a lot more to figure out." Chair of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Ian Tait said he hopes the government will consult with chambers of commerce, boards of trade and other business organizations across B.C. on how best to transition to the PST/GST and explore new consumption tax models that consider some of the efficiencies and competitiveness of the HST. "Employment, job creation, business confidence and economic certainty all require a careful and measured approach to resolve the referendum result," he said. Delta South is in the minority as one of the few electoral ridings in B.C. that voted to keep the controversial Harmonized Sales Tax. According to results from the provincewide referendum released Friday (Aug. 26), the riding was one of 25 out of 85 districts that supported the tax, with 53.54 per cent of the 21,285 local ballots cast in favour of keeping the HST. But provincially, 54.73 per cent of the 1.6 million votes opted to scrap the tax and the provincial government promised to abide by a simple majority of voters. Tsawwassen resident and HST supporter Niels Veldhuis, the Fraser Institute's vicepresident of Canadian policy and research, is disappointed the rest of B.C. didn't vote like Delta South.

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"This is quite a blow to B.C.'s competitiveness," he said of the HST's defeat. "Obviously, it means that investing in B.C. is going to get more expensive and businesses will reduce the amounts that they invest." Veldhuis said the fact South Deltans voted to keep the HST shows they understand the negative implications of returning to the GST/ PST tax system. "It now becomes more expensive for businesses to invest in machinery, equipment, technology," he said. "We now have to pay sales taxes on all of those things and as a result businesses are going to invest less in the things that are good for B.C. workers." Delta South provincial NDP candidate Nic Slater said the HST's defeat is a big victory for B.C. families over the Liberal government. "This is a clear message that voters sent to the B.C. Liberals that they brought it in under false pretenses and that's just not an acceptable way to build confidence in government. It's not an acceptable way to bring in policy either," he said. Dismantling the HST may take more than a year and add billions to the province's deficit. The B.C. government will have to borrow to pay back the $1.6 billion transition fund from the federal government, with a payment schedule still to be negotiated with Ottawa.

Motorcyclist suffers minor injuries

A motorcyclist sustained minor injuries and a possible concussion after losing control of their bike in Tsawwassen on Saturday (Aug. 27). Shortly before 2 p.m., a second vehicle was travelling southbound on 56th Street and made a lane change near 18th Ave. After the lane change, the motorcycle—which was driving behind the vehicle in the fast lane—accelerated, lost control and the rider fell off. According to Delta Police spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks, it appeared to be clear for the vehicle to make the lane change and it does does not appear as though the motorcycle made contact with the vehicle.

Delta helps Grade 5s get active with free passes The Corporation of Delta is reminding of the help available for all Grade 5 students in the community to get active. Students who live in Delta and are attending grade five for the 2011-2012 school year are eligible for a free one-year pass to attend drop-in skating and swim programs at all Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture facilities The Grade Five Pass is available beginning Sept. 1 and is good until Aug. 31, 2012. In addition to providing free access to any public skate or swim session, students can bring along one person over the age of 13 for free each time they use their pass to encourage family fitness. To receive the pass, students must bring their birth certificate and proof of address to the customer service office in any of Delta’s recreation facilities and have their photo taken. They will receive their pass card immediately and be able to swim or skate right away. —Staff writer

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Construction site ups security Surveillance cameras to be installed in Ladner after copper wire theft CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER

After a costly theft from a Ladner construction site last spring, one contractor is taking steps to prevent future crimes at this and other building sites across the Lower Mainland. “Cameras are actually coming to that (Ladner) site,” said Dwayne Stewart of Pacific R.I.M. Services. The surveillance cameras are in addition to the standard precautionary measures already in place at the commercial development site, located at 5085 48 Ave. at the gateway to Ladner Village. “We have the usual fencing, clean sites, locks on valuables, the normal things you would expect,” Stewart said. Pacific R.I.M. already has

cameras installed at an Abbotsford construction site which recently captured an overnight theft on film. Since the Ladner project broke ground, there has so far been just the one criminal incident last spring when the construction company had to pay $2,000 for stolen copper wiring and hydro damage after thieves ripped out a temporary power line. The company usually reports thefts to the police, but has to pay out of pocket for losses and damage. “There’s no one to reimburse us, our insurance doesn’t pay for that sort of thing,” said Stewart. Pacific R.I.M. is also in charge of renovations at the Tim Hortons on 56th St. in Tsawwassen.

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Pacific R.I.M. paid $2,000 in losses and damages after thieves targeted this development site last spring. Christine Lyon photo There have been no incidents of theft at that site, which Stewart attributes to having people on location almost 24 hours a day. Last month, Delta Police reported thieves made off with an assortment of goods from a Tilbury-based business. The

Earthwise Market celebrates tomatoes Earthwise Society is celebrating an abundant tomato harvest with its Tomato Festival at the fourth Earthwise Market Day of the season on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes grown at Earthwise will be put on display and showcased for comparison of colour, smell and taste. Try an exotic Thai Pink Egg tomato, or perhaps a Yellow Cookie or a black African Queen variety. The Tomato Festival will feature freshly harvested produce from the Earthwise Farm along with local food and artisan vendors. Customized flower arrangements from the Earthwise Garden will be made to order,

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suspects cut the padlock and stole approximately 72 stainless steel brackets and miscellaneous tools and equipment. The culprits also cut several large power cables to machinery for the copper wire.

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and ecological gardening experts will help visitors select plants from the Earthwise Nursery for fall gardening projects. The day starts with a pancake breakfast prepared by the Tsawwassen Lion’s club from 10 to 11 a.m. Later, visitors can taste Earthwise tomatoes with pizza fresh from an outdoor cob oven. Local musicians the Social Revolts and the JPegs will provide entertainment. If you are interested in being part of these events as a volunteer or want to know more, visit, email info@earthwisesociety. or call 604-946-9828. —Staff writer

Members of the public wishing to express their sympathies to the family of the former NDP leader who passed away Monday (Aug. 22) may do so by signing a Book of Condolence located in the constituency office of Delta-Richmond East MP KerryLynne Findlay. The book will be available at #202–5000 Bridge Street in Ladner from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, until Parliament resumes on Sept. 19, at which time it will be presented to Layton’s wife, Olivia Chow. Those unable to sign the book in person can send their message to and it will be added. Layton passed away following a battle with cancer. Since 2003 he served as leader of the federal New Democratic Party and led the NDP to Official Opposition status after the federal election in May 2011. —Staff writer

The start of the school year brings an increased demand for transit service and, in order to accommodate students, TransLink has announced changes for a number of routes in the Lower Mainland— including Delta. As of Monday, Sept. 5 the 601 Bridgeport Station/ South Delta bus will run every 20 minutes instead of every half hour between 7 and 9 p.m. to serve current demands and make transit more attractive for new riders. Also starting on Monday, people working on Annacis Island will have more options during the afternoon and evening peak periods, as TransLink adds three more trips to the 104 Annacis Island/22nd Street Station route. South of the Fraser, the 341 Guildford/Langley Centre bus will see a 50 per cent increase in capacity during the morning and afternoon peak periods, running every 20 minutes instead of every half hour from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays. This route connects three transit exchanges and, according to TransLink, there has been increasing demand for more service that starts and ends within the South of Fraser area. The changes are all part of TransLink’s Service Optimization Initiative, which is re-allocating resources from under-performing routes to routes and times of day that are under-served in order to provide more service within the same "envelope." —Christine Lyon

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Focus on school zone safety Police offer back-to-school traffic tips to prevent injury been seen before stepping out into the crosswalk; check all lanes of traffic before proceeding through the crosswalk to ensure it is safe to cross all lanes; and wear light-coloured clothing and/or reflective clothing. Motorcyclists and cyclists should wear helmets and reflective gear—and remember, motorcycles and bicycles are hard to see. —Staff writer

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With the first day of school fast approaching, Delta Police are initiating an education and awareness plan to make the roads safer for everyone. As part of the "Walk R i d e Dr i v e Ba c k t o School Traffic Safety Plan," police will make use of community police stations, patrol, and traffic and school liaison sections, concentrating their efforts on road safety issues

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turing process for water-cooled die casting—the next step beyond the industry standard of cooling with compressed air. According to a press release, Toyota will provide more than $1 million in cash, personnel, equipment and other resources for the project. UBC and Toyota are planning to have the technology deployed by 2014 at the plant which employs 250 people and has the capacity to turn out 1.7 million wheels a year. “This isn’t about re-inventing

the wheel, it’s about re-inventing the process to make the wheel to drive down manufacturing costs,” said Steve Cockcroft, a professor of materials engineering. “CAPTIN needs to maintain its competitiveness in the face of lower labour costs in Mexico and China,” said Deryl Sturdevant, president of CAPTIN. “This grant, and UBC’s contribution of expertise, is critical to our longterm success as an automotive parts manufacturing facility in Canada.” —Staff writer

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LETTERS A call to action for the young generation Why is it that every single one of us is inherently scared to be the first one to jump off the bandwagon of conformity? This concept goes hand in hand with politics and the new generation for which I plead to participate in everything from voting to tree hugging. Yes, young generation, I am talking directly to you. You the idle reader who reads this sentence and automatically assumes, “this

Openness in government? The Premier says her recent visit to South Delta is an example of openness in government. But I say a closed-door meeting with a privately selected group of people does not a townhall meeting make. I am disappointed that a

Develop—at what cost? Do unto others as you would others do unto you is the most basic moral principle we share in a civilized world. The recent development at Tsawwassen Springs defies this principle (Driving range irks resident, Aug. 12, 2011,South

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A year and a half after it becoming illegal, police are still ticketing people in record numbers for using their cellular phones while behind the wheel. This summer, twice as many offenders were caught compared to the same period in 2010. Police are calling it a new phenomenon, especially among the younger generation who seem to be tied to their mobile devices. Boaz Joseph

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guy does not mean me.” I don’t care as much what you stand for, but that you actually stand up, for something, anything. It’s up to us, the up and coming generation whose lives are undoubtedly going to be altered by the next many years. Let’s take a step back from this ‘all too hypothetical jargon’ for a second and look at it this way. Do we stand in front of a speeding car that is heading towards us, absolute destruction surely awaiting us? Or do we take initiative and move? It’s as simple as that. Do not be naive enough to think that one view or opinion will clearly triumph over another; be an optimist, but also a realist.

Many successful people in the world today capitalized on the concept of creating a hybrid, something new, a vision or point of view that was fresh and new to the scene, an architect of change. Try this concept, fight for your beliefs and hopefully make a convincing hybrid argument that will grab imaginations and make those around you stand with you. Edmund Burke said it best when he stated something to the effect that for evil to arise and take power, good men must do nothing. In other words, do something, anything.

meeting closed to the press and public is all South Delta gets from a government supposedly committed to listening to people and doing things differently. The public deserves better. I also regret that the government appears to have made up its mind on controversial issues so important to the people of this riding. Calling Delta "the face of

Canada to Asia" makes for a nice slogan, but people here understand that it really means paving over the best agricultural land in Canada for highways, container storage, and further expansion at Deltaport. Personally, I prefer that Delta be known as the unique "jewel of the Fraser Delta."

Delta Leader). How can one justify destroying someone?s view by erecting a row of 120 fott tall poles right up to someone's backyard? It is simply wrong. Name me a person who does not mind his backyard view being destroyed by these unsightly poles. At issue here is not about sacrificing a few for the common good. It is all about achieving an individual's vision at the expense of a few others.

If Delta residents accept this kind of modus operandi by developers, this type of scenario will happen again. Next time, it could happen in your own backyard. Let this be the cautionary tale to the people who are complacent about neighbourhood developments.

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Asking for change “Be careful about what you ask for, because you just might get it.” It’s a saying we’ve all likely heard before, whether it’s from a parent, grandparent, teacher, or a wise old sage. But it’s one British Columbians might just have ringing in their collective ears for a good long time now the people have spoken to extinguish the HST. So, what does the future hold after getting a referendum result that will shuttle a portion of the tax burden back to the business sector from consumers? Time will tell, of course, if it means less re-investment by business owners in terms of new equipment that would make them more efficient, or a hold on staffing increases thanks to the loss of a simpler, less costly single tax system. Some economists say that will be the case as we get ready to return to the double tax set up of old—PST and GST. What it could also mean is consumers in B.C,. will get a much-needed return to normal where restaurant bills aren’t plagued by a tax that can easily add up to another mouth to feed at the table. Sure, the double tax system is antiquated. But having the playing field for consumers changed almost overnight with the introduction of the HST was a tough pill to swallow. Throw in the leftover political angst over how the B.C. Liberals foisted it upon us and you didn’t need to read the tea leaves in the bottom of your cup to know the HST was in jeopardy. Curiously, here in the home riding of the most visible anti-HST figure, former Socred Premier Bill Vander Zalm, South Deltans were not sold on ditching the tax. What did they know that made them vote— and 24 other ridings across the province—to keep the HST? According to noted Fraser Institute economist and South Delta resident Niels Veldhuis, voters here possibly better understood the perils of returning to the GST/PST combo. The rest of B.C.? Perhaps they weren’t as well informed. But they have the potential to enjoy a few more bucks in their pocket in the future and have made a statement to the government not to spring another fundamental tax change on them again. We will see if it’s a lesson learned. And maybe that’s what the voters were really asking for.

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The perils of plastic How long can we continue to subscribe to a 'throw away' lifestyle?


Going green

Clockwise from top left: ❚ Ladner Legion executives Gail Erickson, Jim Ingram and Ron Erickson present a $5,000 cheque to the Delta Hospice Society's Laurine Kelly and Dalyce Wickett. Photo contributed ❚ Bob Taggart and Lynne Walker of Deltassist receive a $1,500 donation from George Koka on behalf of the Ladner Legion. Photo contributed ❚ Kathy Dickinson, Bridget Ross, Ben Lim, Izabela Wasiela and Merilee McCaffery of the Tsawwassen and Richmond Sutton Group offices cycled 240 kilometres from Aldergrove to Seattle over two days, helping to raise $26,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation through the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. Photo contributed



Bring your family and friends to the final Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Night, sponsored by Vancity. When: Saturday, Sept. 3. Movie begins at sunset, pre-movie festival starts at 6 p.m. Where: Diefenbaker Park.


The Ambassadors Toastmasters Club of Tsawwassen invites you to join them at their next meeting. When: Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:45 p.m. Where: South Delta Library. Visit for more information.

ElderCollege Delta announces its fall program for October and November. Courses offered this term include art, computers, crisis management, contemporary topics, french, health and wellness, history, literature, music, science and travel. Special features include community presentations on the Tsawwassen First Nation and Afghani-


Sign up to become a Girl Guide in Ladner or Tsawwassen. When/where: Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ladner Memorial Park (in the shelter), or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tsawwassen United Church, 693 53 St. For more info email (in Ladner) or (in Tsawwassen).


McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding an open house to showcase instructional and drop-in programs. Come meet the new instructors. When: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: 5155 47th Avenue.


The Delta Community Choir and Tapestry are set to begin another season of choral music. If you sing and would like to join, come to registration and auditions. When: Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Where: In the hall of the Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen. For more information visit


hree decades have noticed, with dismay, passed since the plastics littering the flimsy plastic car- Caribbean beaches. rier bag was introduced, Tsawwassen remains but many more years will relatively sheltered from go by before the first of the realities of this world, these will have degraded but shouldn’t be too comin a landfill site—wher- placent. An opportunity ever that may be. I con- to help clean water of gratulated Tsawwassen debris takes place durThrifty Foods when it took ing the “Great Canadian Shoreline the initiative of Jean Cleanup” eliminating Wightman Sept. 17 to its free plastic 25, at varigrocery bags, ous sites especially in near and far. view of a recent Amongst claim that one items colmillion of lected last these single year were use throwaway 55,443 plasbags are used tic caps and every minute. 55,000 plasPlastic use is tic bags. ubiquitous and In view of this latter since it cannot be digested by the Earth its disposal statistic, I hope everyone is creating environmen- rethinks the way in which tal issues. Once tossed they take home their groaway, it breaks down into ceries and other items. Is smaller and smaller par- it really that difficult to ticles which release toxic take some reusable bags chemicals. Wildlife on when shopping? The next burning issue land and in the oceans mistakenly swallow plas- facing Lower Mainland tic bits as food. Last year, residents will be the buildI attended a presentation ing of a waste-to-energy by Jan Vozenilek called incinerator to dispose of “The Perils of Plastic.” Metro’s garbage, which I cried when I saw the sadly will include plastic. stomach of a dead alba- Outside of traffic issues tross (one of many found and the potential for on the remote Pacific decreased property value, Midway Island bird sanc- is the concern for health tuary) filled with plastic and the environment. items, including a tooth- Some experts claim dioxbrush, lighter and bottle ins are formed during the caps (small birds choke to combustion process and are carried on tiny specs death on these). Human wastefulness of "fly" ash. Where will this ash is impacting wildlife in places other than Mid- settle? Where will the way. Studies done on "bottom" ash be buried? 36 Fulmars (a cousin of There are so many questhe albatross) recently tions that need answers washed up on the shores before we can fully underof Vancouver Island after stand the implications of a storm found 35 had incineration. I see nothing environingested plastic. Biologist Jennifer mentally friendly in burnProvencher, with col- ing plastic. What about leagues from Canadian you? Jean Wightman is a Wildlife service, discovered plastics in the stom- long-time Tsawwassen achs of Canadian Arctic resident who enjoys walking, reading, recycling and seabirds, too. During a recent busi- volunteering in her comness trip, my husband munity.

The Girl Guides are holding a registration day Sept. 10 in Ladner and Tsawwassen. stan, and field trips to the Reifel Wildfowl Refuge and the U.B.C. Museum of Anthropology. Complete fall program available at The Volunteer Delta Marine Unit needs volunteers for organizing fund raising and events. Crew volunteers are also needed to train for this important humanitarian service. Saving lives and property at sea. If you love boating and the sea, you’ll love this. We operate an enclosed all weather fast response lifeboat. We are based in Ladner Harbour. If you want to help, please call Chris Scurr at 604-946-7641 for details.

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Special Olympics BC–Delta needs enthusiastic volunteer assistant coaches for our upcoming fall/winter season. Programs include swimming, floor hockey, curling, alpine skiing, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball, and 5-pin bowling. More info at www. or email The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre, Tsawwassen. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and anyone interested in learning more about this healing modality. For more information or to register please call Frances 604-948-1652 or Selena 604-952-4175. Love to sing? This fall, add your voice to The Maple Leaf Singers, a unique sixpart harmony show chorus. Members from all over Metro Vancouver practice weekly in Burnaby and perform at a variety of events. All welcome to audition; first sopranos particularly needed. Call Anne Baird at 604-922-9827 or email information@ Learn more about The Maple Leaf Singers at Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a non-profit international women’s organization, is accepting new members. We are of all ages and our motto is “Life Learning and Friendship.” Call Joyce at 604-940-0106 or Alice at 604-946-4998 if you are interested in joining. The Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for morning, afternoon and evening shifts on any day of the week. There is also a need for volunteers interested in books to join the book team. Please call 604-948-0660 and leave a message for Sandy Schmidt at ext.333.


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Stress busting for school kids Tips on getting your youngster ready for full-day kindergarten Over the past few weeks Reach Child and Youth Development Society has provided information for parents to help prepare their children for full-day kindergarten classes that start in September for all schools in B.C. This is the third in a series. Previous columns are available at southdeltaleader. com. Click on the community tab. —Editor This September full-day kindergarten will be part of every school in British Columbia. We often forget how stressful school can be for children, and many these days are showing signs of stress overload, even in the preschool and elementary years. Stress is not always bad. It's our body’s reaction to demands on our time, energy and strength. It keeps us motivated to work hard and achieve our goals. But being overstressed can cause us to become ill and discouraged. Children experience stress in the same way adults do, though their signs may be more subtle, such as physical upsets, sleeping problems, irritability and regres-

sion. There are many things you can do to help prevent your child from becoming overstressed during the school years. Limit afterschool activities. There are so many programs; sports, music, tutoring. But it can be too much of a good thing. Each child is different and can handle more or fewer activities per week, so pay attention to their behaviour and what they tell you. Too many activities will overload your child and cause difficulties in other areas of their life. Provide time for play and relaxation. Many children are not getting the physical activity they need to develop strong muscles, hearts and social connections. Get together with neighbours to designate a block play time at a certain time each day (after school or dinner) so that all children on the block are not going to each others’ houses to play video games, but are outside playing together. Join them as well. Model good behaviours. Don’t overload yourself and then complain about being stressed. Show your child how you limit your activities, exercise regularly and

take needed breaks. Talk about stress and problem-solve with them about how to deal with difficult situations. Stress reduction also involves finding good solutions to problems. Schedule family downtime. When you see signs of stress in your child, such as not sleeping well, not wanting to go to school, or being teary or irritable, spend some time together doing what they want to do. Young children may like imaginary play with action figures or dolls or to play outside. An older child may want you to play games with them or go for ice cream. The important thing is to let them know that you are paying attention to them and that they are more important than any list or agenda you have. Stress in families is normal, but doesn’t have to be constant or overly difficult. As long as you can have periods of fun, relaxation and togetherness, the stress of day-today life can be bearable. Yvonne McKenna is Counsellor and Infant Development Consultant for Reach Child and Youth Development Society.

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ow do you top last year's 30th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run? Talking to the organizers of the 31st edition in South Delta, there's room to make the annual cancer fundraiser bigger and better here, and it all comes back to Terry Fox's dream. "Last year, (the run's 30th anniversary) was a big success and will continue to be as long as we get local community support, and it's about the numbers," says Mike McEwan who along with wife and co-chair Gail, and Rob Gillespie, owner of Tsawwassen's Muscle Memory Fitness are organizing event on Sept. 18. "Terry initially said his goal was $1 from every Canadian. So, his initial was not huge sponsorship from any one person, but everybody joining Philip together collecRaphael tively to make a difference. What we're trying to do is bump up the numbers, keep the dream alive so that, as he said, 'the hurting must stop.' That's what we're about." Mike, a principal at Vancouver's Edith Cavell Elementary school said that early in his teaching career Fox did his run, "So that was always a part of, from day one, what we did in school. Since then I haven't missed a school Terry Fox Run and my school will do it again this year. "Of course, cancer touches everybody's family," he adds. "And if it hasn't, it more than likely will. So, this is almost like a bit of insurance." A few years ago the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen took over the reins to organize the South Delta run. That's where Rotarian Gail McEwan got involved and got to know Ladner's Samantha Mattersdorfer who battled

cancer and raised significant funds for the run over the years. She passed away last year, not long after the 30th annual run, and it's her spirit, Gail says, that captured her heart and harnessed her determination to raise the South Delta run's profile. "We would like to make it more of an event than just a run," Gail says. This year's prime goal is to elevate the particpation. Last year there were roughly 125 runners lacing up their shoes for the 5 km and 10 km run/ walk. "We would certainly like to move it up to 250, 300 or more," Mike says. "And certainly, from this community, that's not an unreasonable expectation. This a great cause and Terry Fox is a great role model." "I think a lot of people don't know it's happening here," says Gillespie who is helping out with spreading the word on social media (there is a facebook page for the South Delta Terry Fox Run). "So, we are really trying to raise the awareness of that get businesses involved and that way it will definitely grow through friends as well as families." From his fitness studio alone, Gillespie is hoping to bring out around 50 people. "If we manage to do that, getting that 300 number won't be too hard," he adds. "It's a family event, we want it to be fun and will have entertainment on site before and after, some food and refreshments when the runners come back and hopefully some draw prizes," says Mike. The 5 km and 10 km walk/run starts at Rotary Square at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18. Registration is 8:30 a.m. There is no entry fee or minimum donation. Early registration can be done at Muscle Memory, The Run Inn, Delta Printers and Budget Foods. For more information, email

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A day at the farm "A Day at the Farm" is approaching. Come to Westham Island Herb Farm on Sept. 10 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and experience a real working farm. Admission to the event is FREE. Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust organizes this event annually in order to provide the public with a glimpse of local farming. Interactive displays, hay-wagon farm tours, live music and fresh local food allow visitors to have a fun experience while learning about how farming benefits our communities. Recently, a young fellow (10 years old) by


the name of Sam stopped by our office. He wanted to know more about how crops in Delta were harvested. The rest of this article is the answer to Sam's inquiry. Potatoes, the most abundant crop grown in Delta, are harvested with machines that cut into the soil, picking up the potatoes as they go. The soil and potatoes are pushed onto a metal conveyor, where the soil falls back to the field. Standing on the harvester are people who watch the potatoes as they pass on the conveyor. They throw away any that are damaged. The conveyor then dumps

the potatoes into a truck that is driving beside the harvester. Grain is harvested using a combine. The combine has a special device on the front called a "header." The header rakes the grain stalk inwards and a cutter at the header's base snips the plant off. The stalk and the grain head are then sucked into an opening in the header and into the combine. There, the individual grain seeds are separated from the seed head. The awns (the long, hair-like tips that grow from the seed) are also separated. The grain is then blown by air into a holding

tank and the unusable stalks and awns are blown out the back of the combine onto the field. Beans and peas are also harvested using combines with specialized headers. To harvest blueberries, farmers use a large machine that straddles the blueberry bush. Rubber tipped "fingers" in the machine gently shakes the bush to loosen the berries. A series of plastic paddles at the base of the machine catch the berries as they fall. These paddles are designed to gently move past the base of the bush as the machine travels up the row. Come to "Day at the Farm" and you can see the equipment used to harvest local crops for yourself. Visit for details. –Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust David Bradbeer

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Agriculture is an important part of Delta’s identity, economy, heritage and culture. Support our farmers – buy local and enjoy the fresh, wonderful produce Delta has to offer!

Maya Bowring of Vancouver shops for herbs at Westham Island Farm in Ladner. Jennifer Gauthier file photo Day at the Farm 2011 September 10, 2011 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Westham Island Herb Farm (4690 Kirkland Road, Delta, BC) FREE Admission Day at the Farm is a free community event that shares the importance of local agriculture within our community. Taking place on a real farm, Day at the Farm gives people the opportunity to learn about what crops are grown locally. Each year, over 30 agriculturally-related interest and commodity groups attend the event to share their knowledge.

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Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford (right) converses with Insp. Ian MacWilliams of the Professional Standards Section at DPD's Ladner headquarters about the establishment of the Internal Investigations Office. Jennifer Gauthier photo

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Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford applauds shift to civilian investigation of police PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

“The most important weapon in the arsenal of police is public support.” —Former Justice Thomas Braidwood


he headlines seem to fly off the newsprint pages, broadcast news, and websites with increasing regularity—”Police to investigate allegations of police wrongdoing.” The public, uneasy with the appearance of conflict of interest, grows more vocal for a change to the system when police are implicated. It’s also a matter troubling those in the policing community, such as Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford, who says while the integrity of investigations by police departments of their fellow law enforcement colleagues is intact, public perception that has in part driven the institution of a civilian agency to investigate police is the right move. It also supports the words of Former Justice Thomas Braidwood whose commission recommended setting up the Independent Investigations Office in B.C. “I need to say this, the police are well equipped to conduct these investigations,” said Cessford in an interview with the South Delta Leader at DPD headquarters in Ladner. “Our members are highly trained. We have all the equipment, and tools necessary within our

respective agencies to conduct these investigations. Our police officers are very familiar with the law and various statutes that come into play. But, after having said that, it would seem that the public wants something else. They are not comfortable with the police investigating the police, and for that reason we believe it’s important to go to an independent investigation unit like IIO, and so we here in Delta support it.” The IIO will be a civilian agency tasked with investigating incidents involving B.C. police officers which have resulted in death or serious harm. “The establishment of this new office should help build public confidence that allegations against police are investigated in an impartial way,” said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner at the press conference this spring announcing the IIO’s formation. Penner recently stepped down as B.C.’s Attorney General. The IIO was a central recommendation of the Braidwood Commission and a historic step for policing in B.C. which will “strengthen public faith in the dedicated officers who work so hard to keep our families safe,” said Premier Christy Clark at the announcement. Previously, the responsibility of investigating police was done at an arm’s length by police departments from another jurisdiction. In the past, Delta has been given its fair share of the workload.

One of the more recent and celebrated cases the Delta Police Department has been involved with as an investigating agency centered on an incident where a Vancouver man was injured when two Vancouver police officers, wearing plain clothes, were involved in an apparent case of mistaken identity. On Jan. 21 of this year, east side Vancouver resident Yao Wei Wu suffered serious injuries outside his home after the officers responded to a domestic assault call at a house in the 6200block of Lanark Street. In his ruling on the matter, Cessford said the officers’ use of force apprehending Wu was reasonable under the circumstances and did not warrant any disciplinary measures. At a press conference, Cessford said the officers had reasonable grounds to believe Wu was the suspect and that an assault had occurred and may still be occurring on the premises. However, it turned out the officers were at the right address, but had knocked on the wrong door. It was later determined the call to police had originated from a basement suite in Wu’s home where a man was later arrested in connection with the domestic call. While he stands by his judgement on the Wu case, Cessford said he understands how public perception can be unfavourable. “Here at the Delta Police Department we believe that quality in policing rests on four pillars—public trust, public confidence, profes-

sionalism and public safety,” Cessford said. “We see that public trust and confidence waning in some respects in some cases if we talk about Robert Dziekanski or several other high-profile investigations.” Dziekanski was the a Polish immigrant who died in the arrivals lounge of Vancouver International Airport after RCMP officers used a stun gun on him in October 2007. Closer to home, public sentiment runs counter to that drop in public sentiment, said Cessford referring to a recent Corporation of Delta survey that examined various municipal departments and showed 94 per cent of the respondents were satisfied with the job the Delta Police Department was doing. “So, on one hand we are saying the public may be concerned about the policing, they may not have the trust or confidence. But with 94 per cent satisfaction it would indicate, at least to me that, for the most part people are satisfied in Delta and do have trust and confidence in us. But to make sure we are totally transparent and accountable to the public we support the Independent Investigation unit (Office) and hope it will be effective and provide some comfort to the community. I think the public is saying it’s about time and get on with it. It’s going to be an accepted practice.” “The advancement to have an Independent Investigation Office is just a natural one of something we have been doing for a long time,”




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added Insp. Ian MacWilliams who heads up the DPD’s Professional Standards department which conducts inquiries of Delta Police members. “Since these high-profile cases came so obviously before the public, there has been a concerted effort on the part of police managers to address perception by going more and more at our own discretion and initiative to have other agencies conduct those investigations,” MacWilliams said. There is also another side of the coin in the matter of handing over investigations involving police to a civilian agency—one that takes into account the police officer under investigation. “The perception of the public is something we’ve been talking about. But it’s not just to alleviate that from the public perspective,” said Sgt. Sharlene Brooks who is the DPD’s current media spokesperson. “We’ve got an individual, an officer, who is subject to the investigation. And he or she, too, deserves that fair, unbiased process which exists, but also needs that perception. According to the provincial government, the IIO is expected to be in place and operating by the end of this year. Calls for a chief civilian director to lead the agency were closed Aug. 16. In Canada, there is precedent for such an organization. Ontario has its Special Investigations Unit, an independent, civilian-led investigation agency established in 1989. Alberta has the Serious Incident Response Team. And recommendations for similar bodies have been made in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. How B.C.’s version will work is yet to be seen. Vowing

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Scholarship-winning cookbook inspired by locally grown fruits and vegetables Tsawwassen's Allyson Wollin will start first-year classes at the University of B.C. next week with an extra $750 to put towards her education. The South Delta Secondary grad recently won the 2011 Heritage Commission Scholarship for her recipe book, Flavours of the Earth. Awarded annually to a graduating Delta high school student, the scholarship is meant to encourage students who display an interest in local or regional heritage. Wollin, 18, created her cookbook last year with fellow SDSS grad Madison Connors for their sustainable resources class. "Through the course we learned about the whole idea of sustainability and we learned a lot about agriculture in Delta," Wollin said. "Agriculture is definitely a huge part of Delta's heritage." All of the original recipes incorporate vegetables grown at the Boundary Bay Earthwise Farm. With the help of

magazines, blogs and a Flavour Bible, Wollin and Connors experimented with different ingredients, pairings and quantities to come up with unique recipe ideas—such as beet bars, kale crisps and kohlrabi soup. Wollin will be studying nutrition at UBC and hopes to one day become a nutritionist or dietician. "I would love to somehow show people how to live healthy, but I want to show them that you can do it through cooking," she said. "A lot of people think of health food as eating raw vegetables and that's not what it is. There's so many different ways of eating healthy food and sometimes it can taste really, really good." This week, Wollin provides a recipe for kale, apricot and blackberry salad. It's not in her cookbook, but is something she developed recently using seasonal ingredients from her own backyard. —Christine Lyon

Kale, apricot and blackberry salad INGREDIENTS Salad 8-10 leaves kale 2 cups coarsely chopped cabbage Juice of ½ lemon 4 apricots ½ cucumber ½ red pepper 2 tsp finely chopped dill 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 1 cup blackberries

½ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese ½ cup walnuts (for enhanced flavour, toast or candy the walnuts)

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sawwassen’s Lawrence Ilich saw the parade of “green halos” floating and seemingly rising up in the black night sky a distance away and knew he was in the right place. It didn’t matter his feet were covered in painful blisters, or he was facing near dehydration after 15 or so hours in the 35-plus degree heat of Penticton and the punishing Ironman Canada course. Witnessing that spirit-lifting sight was enough to keep him going towards the finish line. Ilich was part of a group of South Delta triathletes battling the conditions Sunday (Aug. 28). Each had their unique motivation. For Ilich, it was the memory of his late uncle, Milan Ilich, President of Richmond-based Progressive Contracting who succumbed to a long fight with cancer two months ago. “I wanted to do it for him because he had the strength to endure blood transfusions two times a week,” Ilich says. “And I thought I could do this, and then I’d present him with the medal at the end.” While he wasn’t able to do that, Ilich says he took inspiration from his uncle to remain on the course that has competitors swim 3.8 km, cycle 180 km and then run a full marathon (42 km).

And it was on that last part, the run, where Ilich witnessed the green halos. “Everyone on the course at night had to wear something reflective for safety and they were giving out glow sticks that some were wearing around their necks or on their heads,” Ilich says. “And in the pitch black I could see in the distance all of these green halos stretching off into the distance and up the hills so they looked like angels going up to heaven.” Ilich says there’s no doubt in his mind he will tackle the Iroman course again, but will take a year off to spend the summer with family instead of hardcore training. Fellow South Delta triathlete Neil Corbett says the Ironman event requires dedication to training, but come race day much of the battle comes down to mental toughness. “When you come off the bike you’ve still got a marathon to run and while that can come as a welcome change from riding, you can get to the point where your body tells you it’s time to just sit down on the couch and take a rest,” says Corbett who completed his second Ironman after a 10-year break from the event. That’s when determination kicks in and the drive to complete the task that can take up to a year of solid training in preparation.

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With the web-savvy help of Maria Krausz (left), Ladner author Don Millar bypassed traditional print publication of his book The 5 Rules of Crime, and went straight to an ebook version that is available at Amazon. com.

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Johannes Gutenberg, father of the printing press, would probably be annoyed at first, but suitably impressed by the high-tech route Ladner author Don Millar has gone to get his work published. Millar, a former police officer in Alberta has long wanted to publish a crime novel, but soon found out after completing his work that getting it in print can be an arduous and ultimately discouraging process. He says a friend who has managed to break into the realm told him, "Getting published with one of the major publishers is like winning the lottery. It just doesn't happen," Millar says. "Ninety-nine, point nine per cent of the books submitted don't get published, unless you are a known author or go through a literary agent." Yes, there was the socalled "vanity press" route where the author pays for the entire cost of publishing. But with the increasing popularity of e-books and Internet-based book stores, Millar has finally found a way to have his book, The 5 Rules of Crime, available to readers at the click of a computer mouse or push of a button on a Kindle (e-reader) thanks to e-commerce giant which among a wide variety of products sells e-books from its vast and growing library. "Amazon has now provided a vehicle that makes

it possible for anyone to publish," Millar says. "You become the publisher. And as long as the synopsis you put in conforms to the content of what you're downloading in the book, there's no problem. You control it." Maria Krausz, who helped Millar with the technical side of things to get the book listed on Amazon says e-books could revolutionize the publishing industry in the same way MP3 players have ignited the music business. "You can put thousands of tunes on an MP3 player. Now you've got a Kindle and can put about 1,500 books on there." "And on the iPad, they advertise you can put a whole bookstore on theirs," Millar says, adding the new technology has the potential to shed light on untold volumes of work that was never given an outlet. "I think the real story here is now those dusty old manuscripts that people had written years ago can now be put on," Millar says. With the publishing part sorted, promotion for the e-book rests with the author. And Millar has started making the rounds to get interest raised about the story which follows the encounters and frustrations of a police officer from rookie to hard-bitten veteran. Millar sets the story in Lynden, Washington to mimic his own experiences in small-town Alberta. The central character, retired cop David Moen, formulates a set of rules to help him seek his own

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DRAYTON VALLEY FORD. Journeyman Diesel Technicians required immediately. Due to continually increasing retail service business Drayton Valley Ford needs to hire additional service staff to improve and maintain the level of customer service that has brought us the increase. Start today to earn the highest rewards in the industry. Great wages, benefits, training incentives and relocation/signing bonuses will be provided to the right applicant. If you want to work at a dealership that will provide the respect you deserve and a relaxed and appreciative work environment, come join our team today. We support our techs with great front end Service Advisors and Warranty clerks, and everything you need to succeed. If you have a solid work ethic, good computer skills, and take pride in your work, make sure you forward your resume immediately in confidence; Attention Jason Colford, Service Manager. Ja s o n @ d r ay t o nva l l ey fo r d . c o m . We’re busy and we have the work! We need your Ford Diesel experience immediately! 5214 Power Centre Boulevard, Drayton Valley, Alberta, T7A 1R8. 780-542-4438.


WELDERS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY! Do All Metal Fabricating Estevan SK Apprentices, Journeymen Welders, or equivalent to perform all weld procedures in a custom manufacturing environment. Competitive Wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship Opportunities, Temporary Staff Housing available. Apply by or Fax: 306634-8389.


Peace Arch News – an award-winning, twice-weekly publication serving White Rock and South Surrey, B.C. – is looking for a multimedia journalist who is keen to cover local stories and publish in a variety of print and online formats. We are looking for someone with excellent time-management skills, diverse writing capabilities – including narrative – and knowledge of CP Style. The successful candidate must not only be able to write, photograph and lay out news and feature stories for print, but also produce stories for our website at The successful candidate must be willing to keep up with the evolution of multimedia journalism and be able to teach others as we expand our online presence, and will have a keen understanding the importance of following social-media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie, InDesign and experience with a content-management system is a must. Applicants should have a diploma/degree in journalism, or a related field. Experience and/or training in broadcast journalism is also a plus. The Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio, Hawaii and extensive online operations with more than 250 websites. Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Please send your application in confidence to: Lance Peverley, Editor Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 160 Street, Surrey, B.C., V3S 0C8 or email All emailed submissions will receive a reply for confirmation of receipt, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.









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AUSTRALIAN CATTLE puppy, blue-healer female, born April 26, vet checked, all shots, working parents. $250. Call (604)860-4400 BASSET HOUND for free adoption. 6 year old spayed female. Suitable for senior. Must have a fenced yard. Call Linda 604-820-0629 BENGAL MANX KITTENS beautiful, 5 boys ready to go $150-$250 each Call 604-820-1603 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 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 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Brindle. CKC reg. $1450. 604-782-3864. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Working line. Black and black & tan. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 KITTENS, 7 wks, very affectionate & cuddly, litter trained, $50. Call 604-530-2829. MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $650 (604)820-8513 MALTESE pups, 2M, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, N/S $800. Also 3yr male Maltese. 604-464-5077 MASTIFF PUPS ready to go, shots, dewormed, tails docked, Call for details (604)615-2682 MIN PIN PUPS, family raised, 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails & dews done, $400, ph 604-467-6670 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or PB, Golden Retriever pups, family farm raised, vet checked, shots, ready August 22. Males $600 604-845-7434 PITT BULL PUPS, 3 females, vet checked, 1st shots, 2 mo. $350/ea Call: 604-217-6551

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.



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CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail $200 Move-In Bonus!! Close to shopping & schools. Seasonal Swimming pool, and tennis court. 3 Appliances (fridge, stove dishwasher), blinds hot water and parking included. Carpeted throughout. Some pets welcome.

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LYNDEN,WA Raspberry Farm Family owned 80+ yrs.19.2 acres w/ 17 acres Meeker Raspberries in production. Proven Kickerville soil & deeded water rights. 3 bdrm house, garage, shop, barn. Mallina Wilson (360) 220-7315, Keller Williams Western Realty 3800 Byron Ave. #148, Bellingham, WA, 98229

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MOBILE HOMES 1, 2 & 3 BDRM $46,900 - $74,900. Lorraine, Royal Lepage 604-889-4874.


CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

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50% CO-OWNER sought for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering / training available. 604-669-2248

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BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE in picturesque Shell River Valley, Manitoba for sale. 50+ acres, beautiful home, gorgeous gardens and untapped potential. Contact Sandy Donald, Royal LePage Martin Liberty Realty, 204-724-5743.



DELTA WEST 4895 - 55B St, Ladner Spacious 1 bedroom & Bachelor Suites Balconies, rent incl heat & h/w. Prkg avail. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, N/P

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1997 CADILLAC DEVILLE - Loaded. Certified. Showroom cond. $6500/obo. (778)565-4334 1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, 67,000 km, mint, garage kept, one owner. $4500. 604-869-3313


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2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $7850 firm. Call 604-538-4883.


FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022



Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles

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

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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

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Briargate & Paddock Townhouses 2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.

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1978 FORD PINTO wagon. 2.8L V6 very restorable, solid body, Not running. $400obo. 604-584-7968




2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233. 2004-2007 loud & sassy custom pipes, DG HARDCHROME from California, double chrome, never blue, 1/2 price. 1st $450 takes. (778)837-6577 2005 YAMAHA - Midnight Star only lic. since 2009. As new. 1700 cc. Pristine cond. Bought new-Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need 2. $16,000 invested. My loss your gain. Blow out price - $7975: takes it away. Dealer serviced. 778-888-6805, 778-837-6577.




2005 NISSAN X-Trail LE panoramic skyroof & full load, 1 owner, accid free! 91K. Shows like new! 4x4 capability, pearlized white w/black leather int. $13,950. 604-538-7410. 2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.



COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE Buy a used car the easy way, get financed and Drive Home Now. We deliver to BC & Alberta 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. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-5936095.


1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $2800. Call (604)869-3137


2000 Winnebago Brave. 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slide awning, new tires/brakes, NS/NP, exc cond. $25,900. 604-341-8694


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BARGE CAMP: Wood Barge 131â&#x20AC;&#x2122;LX38â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4.5â&#x20AC;?X9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;8.5â&#x20AC;?D c/w: Atco trailer complex mounted on barge deck consisting of 20 rooms, kitchen, pantry, dining room, head and shower facilities, laundry facilities, small repair shop, twin Cummins 60Kw diesel gensets. Survey available. Location: Zeballos. $59,500 Call for more details. 250.703.3551.


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