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Public Hearing The Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will hold a Public Hearing, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applications: Date: Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 (Project No. 1) Tuesday, October 26, 2010 and Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (Project No. 2) 7:00 p.m. South Delta Recreation Centre 1720 – 56 Street Delta, BC V4L 2B1

Additional Information Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be inspected until Tuesday, October 26, 2010 for Project No. 1, and Wednesday, October 27, 2010 for Project No. 2. Municipal Hall: Community Planning and Development Department Website: Email: Phone: Hours: 604.946.3380 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday

▼ Project No. 1 Application for Rezoning (File No. LU006045) Location: 8232 and 8266 92 Street, Delta as shown on MAP NO. 1 Applicant: Steve Knoblauch/Product Care Telephone: 604.501.5282 Proposal: Application for Rezoning to allow a household hazardous waste facility on the subject sites. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6884

MAP NO. 2 FILE NO. P09-06 A summary of the main policy directions of the proposed Tsawwassen Area Plan is provided in the September 9, 2010 staff report entitled “Tsawwassen Area Plan – Official Community Plan Amendments”.

To amend the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject properties from I2 – Heavy Industrial to Comprehensive Development (CD) 393.

Staff Contact: Barry Konkin 604.946.3334

Staff Contact: Barry Konkin 604.946.3334 Web Location: Regular Meeting: October 4, 2010 E.04

MAP NO. 1 FILE NO. LU006045

▼ Project No. 2 Application to amend “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” – Proposed New Tsawwassen Area Plan (File No. P09-06) Location: All lands within the Tsawwassen Area Plan boundary as shown in MAP NO. 2 Applicant: The Corporation of Delta Telephone: 604.946.3380 Proposal: The Corporation of Delta is proposing to amend Schedule A and Schedule E and replace Schedule D.1 of the “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” in order to create a new Tsawwassen Area Plan. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 6877 Proposed amendments to Schedule A include replacing two mixed-use designations with a new designation for the Tsawwassen Town Centre area and a new mixed-use designation. Proposed amendments to Schedule D.1 include replacing the current Tsawwassen Area Plan with a new plan. Proposed changes include: new town centre and mixed-use areas, new apartment and townhouse areas, new infill single family areas and updated policies. The plan also proposes to maintain the Agricultural land use designation for the Southlands. The proposed amendment to Schedule E is to delete the 30 degree building step-back requirement from the Tsawwassen Town Centre Development Permit Area Guidelines and Requirements.

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Web Location: Regular Meeting: September 13, 2010 E.03 Web Info: Additional information and documents regarding the Tsawwassen Area Plan are available at: Anyone who believes that their interest in property will be affected by the proposals shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applications. For Project No. 2 (Tsawwassen Area Plan), a Speakers List will be available for the public to sign at the entrance to the Public Hearing venue approximately one hour prior to the start of the Public Hearing. Speakers will be asked to come forward in the order of the Speakers List and will be allowed up to five minutes to address Council regarding the bylaw under consideration. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604.946.3390 Email: To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Office of the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 for Project No. 1 and no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 for Project No. 2 (Tsawwassen Area Plan). Written submissions received prior to or submitted during the Public Hearing will be recorded as part of the official public record by the Clerk. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any project after the Public Hearing has concluded.



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new concession stand and washrooms for Centennial Beach could be in place by next summer. But there’s a hold on future plans for a destination restaurant for a number of years. Mitch Sokalski, west area manager for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks which is in charge of the project, said that while the $2 million to $2.5 million needed to build the two facilities still requires Metro’s budget approval, it should be up and running by July 2011. The project to replace facilities now considered outdated has been controversial, mainly over where it would be located. Originally, Metro wanted to place the buildings in the northern end of the beach’s parking lot on land it owned. But a deal was struck with the Corporation of Delta to place it on it’s property adjacent to the recently expanded children’s playground. And that has some environmentalists concerned it could negatively impact wildlife in the area. Noted bird authority and Leader columnist Anne Murray feared the building

will affect songbirds in the park and short earred owls who use the region as a hunting ground. Murray said the plan to keep the building partially illuminated at night could disrupt the owl’s search for prey. And the extensive use of glass in the concession portion is almost certain to cause birds to die after flying into side of the structure. “That happens, especially at migration time,” she said. “Glass (wall) is dangerous to birds. And there’s only so much you can do by placing decals on the windows.” Plus, she feels the building is not appropriate in terms of scale, calling its establishment as a creeping urbanization of a natural park setting. Susan Jones of the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee said it would have better to have built an updated facility on the site of the current concession stand and then placed a much smaller facility near the playground. “They are needlessly forcing people into the northern end of the beach and there doesn’t seem to be any logic behind it,” Jones said. Metro’s Sokalski said the project incorporates two buildings connected by a breezeway covering 4,413-square-feet.

The first is a concession and seating area on the east side of the building and change rooms, washrooms and a first aid room on the west side. Sokalski said the current concession stand and washrooms located further east along the beach will remain in use until the new buildings are completed. As for the prospect of engineering the new concession building to allow for an expansion to a full service restaurant, Sokalski said the idea is not economically feasible currently. “At this stage a restaurant could be another 15 years away and doesn’t make economic sense to include that right now,” he said. When the plan first surfaced Metro had invited interest in the site from the restaurant industry and received just one response. “A restaurant just doesn’t make sense. The numbers are not there,” Sokalski said. “For now, that idea is on the back burner.” In addition to the two new buildings slated to go up in 2011, the park is expected to receive funding for enhanced landscaping, pathways, and signage that will cost between $500,000 to $600,000.

Delta Police are investigating a suspicious incident involving a male who claimed he was a police officer and an eight-year-old girl in Tsawwassen Wednesday (Oct. 6) morning. Delta Police say the girl was approached in the 200 block of 52A Street at around 8:40 a.m. by the man who was in plain clothes and not wearing a police uniform. However, he did produce what appeared to be a gold or yellowish badge from inside a black wallet. According to Delta Police, the man spoke with the young girl but did not make any attempt to grab her or follow her after their brief conversation. The youngster did the right thing by listening to her instincts to keep walking toward the school, but did not report this immediately to school staff, stated the release. The young girl’s parent did notify the school the following day and the school subsequently called their School Liaison Officer. At this time Delta Police are unable to confirm whether the man was a police officer. A notice was sent home with elementary students of Pebble Hill School on Friday to make parents aware of the incident. The man is described as Caucasian, five-foot eight to nine-inches tall and 35-45 years old. He was clean cut, with short hair and an average build. He was wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

Tsawwassen gas station held up

A suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up the Tsawwassen Chevron service station Sunday evening (Oct. 10). According to Delta Police, a man wearing a dark ski mask, hoodie and gloves knocked on the service window of the station at around 8:15 p.m. and demanded the attendant inside hand over some cash. The suspect then showed the attendant what appeared to be a handgun tucked in his waistband. After receiving the money the man fled the area on foot, heading south down 56th Street. No one was injured in the incident. Additional description of the suspect puts him at five-foot 10-inches tall with a medium build. While officers were attending the scene a tip from a passerby said they saw a black Dodge Caravan leaving the area, possibly related to the hold up. A search by police failed to turn up a vehicle matching that description.

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B.C.’s finance minister, Colin Hansen, is scheduled to visit Delta Nov. 23 to speak on the controversial HST. The event is a joint Rotary Club—North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen—breakfast at the Delta Town & Country Inn. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $20 and includes breakfast. Proceeds will go towards the Delta Rotary’s new business award.

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local group recognizes the growing number of seniors in Delta and wants to hear from them about their housing needs in the community. Seniors in Delta are expected to make up more than 26 per cent of the municipality's population by 2026, up from 14 per cent today. The Delta Seniors Community Planning Team wants to hear from Delta's seniors about their plans for housing as they age and as their needs change. To collect feedback, the group is offering a survey for seniors available at local libraries until the end of October, funded by United Way and sponsored by

Deltassist Family and Community Services. Team coordinator Lynda Brummitt said both the group and later the survey arose out of a snapshot report completed in June 2009 called Aging in Place by Deltassist and United Way that looked at the concerns of seniors in Delta. The Delta Seniors Community Planning Team was formed to delve deeper into the issues of housing, transportation and access to services. "We've got this opportunity for planning because it's going to be a few years before the crunch hits," says Brummitt. With regard to housing, Aging in Place reported the majority of seniors in Delta have lived here for more than 15 years (67 per cent), and that 83 per

cent of respondents are homeowners and most of those want to stay in their current homes. Most of the seniors who said they want to move want to stay in Delta. The Delta Seniors Community Planning Team wants to find out what type of housing options seniors in Delta want and what supports are needed to maintain independent lives. "Seniors are a diverse group of people," says Brummitt. "What one person might see as a housing solution might not be a solution for others." The group hopes to present their findings to local seniors centres and various levels of government. Copies of the survey can be picked up at the Ladner Pioneer Library,

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2,400 residents. Abbotsford has 43 firearms owners with 30 or more guns or rifles, or one for every 3,700. Surrey ranks third with 75 such owners, or one for every 5,300 residents. Vancouver has the fewest per capita in the high-ownership category—76 or one for every 7,600 residents. Age range of gun owners The statistics show registered gun owners tend to be older in Delta, Abbotsford and Surrey than they are in Vancouver. In Delta, the age cat-

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LETTERS Concer over bigger rigs Mayor and council. I am extremley concerned about the truck-train proposal for Delta’s highways and the dangers brought by these big rigs (‘Truck trains’ coming, Oct. 1, 2010 South

Dike access denied Mayor and council members, this email is to express my concern regarding the construction of a fence across the dike in an area running along the river, near River Road West. The construction of this fence

Level truth It is easy to see that Peter Thoss (Farmer’s plight, letter to the edtior Oct. 8, 2010 South Delta Leader) is a “simple realtor.” He is elaborating on something he is clearly not knowledgeable about. One of the primary reasons Delta farmland is so productive is due to the laser leveling. As a fourth generation farmer in Delta, I know there is no chance we would have the high yields per acre that we have without doing this, whether it be for blueberries, cranberries, potatoes, beans or

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Delta Leader). We already have the large container trucks on our roads and they alone can be very intimidating when you are in an automobile surrounded by them. We already have had roll-overs on our overpasses corners. How much research was done across America in determining the dangers of these truck-trains? What are the effects of these rigs on smaller vehicles when it

rains or snows? Will Delta be called on to spend taxpayers money to adjust some of its road turns to accommodate them? Should you not have had a public hearing before you endangered the lives of the citizens? Has there been a report done to determine the safety of running these truck-trains on our roads?

is a travesty to all things the City (Municipality) of Delta, the village of Ladner, their citizens, and the general public have been working on for some time. We are all proud of our dike trails and the access we have to the river, the village, and the parks in the area. This fence is a major setback to many forward steps that have

been made over the past few years, not to mention issues regarding dike maintenance, emergency access, and public safety along River Road. Please do what needs to be done and have this fence removed.

anything else grown here. Laser leveling is used to put a crown on the land for all fields, and without it there would not be a successful farmer in Delta. This gives the farmer the chance to plant an entire field in the spring because we do not need to wait for the wet holes, which could occupy 25 to 40 per cent of the field, to dry out. Laser leveling allows farmers to withstand two inches of rain, without causing a major impact to the quality of the product we produce. The problem we faced this fall was from the last few days of

August until the end of September when we had close to nine inches of rain when the average is around 1.5 inches. There is not an area of farmland which I am aware of that could withstand that and not have a devastating outcome. One factor that doesn’t help is that Delta farmland is about vsix feet below sea level, which results in slow drainage. To lay blame of farmers for trying to make our land more productive is an insult and shows ignorance to the facts.

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Three year terms just fine Rural politicians who voted to keep the current three-year election cycle at recent Union of B.C. Municipalities meetings probably have their ears tuned into the electorate more than their big-city counterparts. They surely recognize those who voted for them—the pitifully few engaged citizens who do—probably prefer more frequent elections. These voters take their responsibility seriously and want more opportunities to have their say in how councils and school boards are run, not fewer. Voters and elections are what make municipal politicians accountable. We can understand why many urban politicians would prefer four-year terms. Saving money is one argument, but money spent on elections is money well spent. Add another year to the term and even more voters would likely become disengaged, giving even less bang for the buck. Elections at least remind citizens of their obligations and bring important issues into their fields of vision. It’s true city councillors have tough jobs to do and difficult decisions to make. In some of the bigger municipalities, meetings go on for hours and politicians need to be informed on many issues. They face tough budgets every year and sometimes elections conflict with those budget discussions. But these are challenges that can be managed without reducing the opportunities for voters to have their say. Another argument in favour of longer terms is the stability an extra year would bring to local governments. But as anyone who as been to a council meeting lately can attest, these institutions are as grey and predictable as the weather in November. What’s more, most councillors are incumbents. At least elections liven things up a little and remind politicians under whose service they labour. Every three years, they have to get in front of the voters and justify their jobs once again. Give them more time? No. Longer terms might be good for senior governments, but when it comes to decisions about garbage, taxes and zoning, local governments can and should be nimble. —Black Press




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Clockwise from top left: ❚ Janet Blair and Barb Melnyk presented a cheque for $420 to the South Delta Food Bank (Kent Nickerson, left, and Ladner Christian Fellowship Pastor Danny Stebeck, right) on behalf of the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter Laureate Beta Chi, and encourage other service groups to do the same. ❚ Ella Harris celebrated her 108th birthday at Kin Village on Oct. 1. Ella was born in Watford, England in 1902, and has two sons, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Her son Doug says she is bright, happy and witty, and is deeply loved by the staff at Kin Village and her adoring family. ❚ The Tsawwassen Walking Group got together for a wine and appetizer tasting fun night with all proceeds going to the SRABC - Delta branch. The group raised $355. Contributed photos

The Delta Museum and Archives is holding a photography contest in conjunction with its upcoming exhibit, A Delta Self-Portrait: Photographs of Delta by Deltans. When: Contest closes Oct. 15. Photos submitted to the contest will become part of the exhibit scheduled to open Oct. 23. For guidelines and entry form, visit or call 604-946-9322.


The Centaurs will perform three times at the Tsawwassen Legion 289 to introduce their newest CD recordings. When: Oct. 15, 16 and Nov. 20, 8 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Legion branch 289. Tickets $10. For more info call the Legion at 604-943-0232.

(6574 Ladner Trunk Rd.). Silent auction, 50/50 and raffle draws. Advance tickets $20, includes a steak, baked potato, Caesar salad and beverage. Contact Zoe at 604-839-1067 or Janice at 604-813-3990.


The Tsawwassen Library invites you to drop in for some computer training this fall. Open to everyone, no registration required. When: Internet basics, Beyond the Basics, and Email Basics rotate on Wednesdays starting Sept. 22 until Dec. 8. Next one Beyond the Basics, Oct. 20, 9 to 10 a.m. Where: 1321A 56 St.


The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people, will hold its next monthly meeting at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Chris Thomson, an expert on the Middle East, will speak. Call Dick Willians at 604-940-6542 for more info.

Delta Nature and Birds on the Bay invite you to their next field trip. When: Oct. 16, 9 a.m. Where: Meet at Cammidge House for a 2.5 hour ramble through Boundary Bay Regional Park. Bring binoculars if you have them. Free, voluntary donation for snacks. Contact Tom at 604-940-9296 or


Jazzercise students are hosting a pub night fundraiser for breast cancer research. When: Oct. 16, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Sundance Pub


Delta libraries invite parents and caregivers to bring children in primary grades to see some free entertainment. When: Oct. 22, 2 to 3 p.m. Where: Ladner Pioneer Library (Joseph the Magician), Tsawwassen Library (Kellie Haines, ventriloquist), and George Mackie Library (Mike's Critters). Contact the information desk at your local library for more details.

Evergreen Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at Kinsmen House (5050 47 Ave.). Next meeting Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. David Wilson will speak on Heathers. For more details call 604-940-0937.

DYSL WearHouse Collectible Sale. When: Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: 1308 56 St.

The Delta Arts Council presents the new season of The Young People's Concert Series. When: Kicks off Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Where: The Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Tickets $8. For more info, call 604-943-9787. Variety of local talent with their original works of pop, blues, folk, contemporary and jazz.





Oct. 22 at the Firehall Centre for the Performing Arts in North Delta, 7 to 9 p.m. $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling 604-946-9322. Visit

The Centaurs will perform at the Tsawwassen Legion Oct. 15, 16 and Nov. 20. Contributed photo Call 604-943-2271 for more details.


The Delta Museum and Archives presents 'Perils of Plastic,' a series of short films and photos that document what it's like on an island of toothbrushes, cigarette lighters and other swirling garbage. When and Where: Oct. 21 at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, and

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The Canadian Mental Health AssociationDelta Branch offers free, facilitated Family Support meetings for family and friends supporting a person living with a mental illness. Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Delta Hospital Education Conference Room (5800 Mountain View Blvd.). Call 604-943-1878. The Canadian Mental Health AssociationDelta Branch offers free, facilitated Family Support meetings for people with Depression/Bi-polar or with symptoms. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at #14 1835 56 St. (CMHA Delta Branch office). Call 604-943-1878.


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n upcoming Celtic Gala will include a medley of Celtic tunes performed on traditional Chinese instruments. It’s an unexpected twist to the annual gala that’s a fundraiser for the Delta Police Pipe Band, headed to Windsor Castle for the Royal Windsor Tattoo next spring. The traditional Chinese instruments will be played by Zhongxi Wu, who joined the band Kristine last April, and Salzmann his wife Karen Wong. While Wu joined the Delta Police Pipe Band as a piper, the immigrant from northeastern China (Heilongjia n g Pr ov i n c e ) specializes in the suona, a type of reed instrument. Before coming to Canada 10 years ago, he was a professional musician in China. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make a living here as a professional musician, but that didn’t stop him from making music. Wu began looking for another instrument to play similar to the suona. He recalls performing at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby eight years ago for Chinese New Year when he heard an intriguing sound. “I hear a sound really like my suona. I got excited and went there to talk to them—it was the bagpipe. I’d never ever seen that kind of instrument before,” says Wu. He met a piper who offered to teach him to play the bagpipes in exchange

for lessons on the suona. They would meet every Thursday in Horseshoe Bay, where they were both living, and exchange one hour each of lessons. Wu wanted to improve his English language skills and play music, so he joined a North Shore pipe band. Today, the Coquitlam resident plays with the Delta Police Pipe Band as well as the B.C. Chinese Orchestra, Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, and the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra. The pipe band decided to showcase Wu’s talent at this year’s Celtic Gala. “He is a shy, self-effacing individual and it took a while for us to realize that he is an experienced and talented musician in playing Chinese traditional instruments,” said band photographer David Roberts. Wu will play the suona in a duet with Sgt. piper David All, followed by a medley of Celtic music played by Wu on the suona and his wife Karen Wong on the sheng, another traditional Chinese reed instrument. “We (he and David All) did some rehearsals, it sounds really good,” says Wu. “Both of us really like the sound.” The Celtic Gala is Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. at the South Delta Baptist Church. In addition to featuring the pipe band, performers include Tiller’s Folly, the Delta Community Choir and the Clarion Highland Dancers. Tickets are $25, available through or at local retailers (visit for locations). For a video clip of a suona solo by Wu in a B.C. Chinese Orchestra concert at the River Rock Theatre in Richmond, visit and click on the “Entertainment” tab.

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larger space, an accessible facility, and a building tailored to meet their needs—and the needs of the families they serve. Reach Child and Youth Development Society is planning for a new home in central Ladner and is reaching out to the community to help build their dream facility. The non-profit organization has offered programs and services for youth with a range of developmental needs for more than 50 years. It's currently located in east Ladner—turn south on 72nd Street off Ladner Trunk Road and continue past the turn-off for the Boundary Bay Airport. When the rain turns to sleet beware of the ditches on either side. It's not the most accessible facility for families without vehicles, and hardly a visible site for raising the society's profile—"On the fringes," as executive director Renie D'Aquila says. The building was constructed four decades ago as a residence for older teens with special needs working at the Ladner Farm Training

Centre. Reach has adapted to the space, serving between 800 to 1,000 children every year. But they would like to reach more. Fifteen per cent of the population have special needs, says communications director Cathy Nidoski, which translates to potentially 3,486 children impacted by special needs in Delta. Thanks to a partnership with the Corporation of Delta and local Kinsmen Club, in a few years Reach will have plenty of room to grow as well as enhance its connections in the community. The society plans to redevelop Kin House in Ladner, a decades-old building on 47th Avenue next to Ladner Memorial Park. The municipality endorsed the use of the facility and contributed the land, valued at more than $1 million. The local Kinsmen Club is on board as well, and fine with being homeless while construction is underway for the centre that will include a space for them as well. But ground is not likely to be broken until 2015. Reach must first raise $3.7 million over four years to cover capital costs. They are in the process of launching

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that campaign, titled Building for Children Together. The word "together" is particularly important to Reach. "This is going to be a community effort to raise the money. And it's going to benefit the community in so many different ways," says Nidoski. "We know there are so many people who are excited to see this happen." Reach's current facility covers about 14,000-square-feet—the new building will be 19,500-square-feet, with the potential to expand another 2,000-square-feet if the funding and need is there. In addition to the extra space, they've had the opportunity to design the layout in a way that fits their needs. Plans include larger therapy rooms (occupational, physiotherapy, and speech and language), rooms for counselling, toy, book and equipment lending libraries, and space for their preschool with a playground. Nidoski said Reach is particularly looking forward to being able to expand its services and programs for older children. "That's a really underserved population with special needs in Delta right now, older youth . . . There are more children with special needs who are older who are needing

services and who require those kinds of big spaces that are designed for them," says Nidoski. "We'd like to see something that can be exclusively for youth and have their input in that as well." Plans could include a drop-in centre or lounge where youth with learning disabilities can hang out while developing the socialemotional skills needed to make and keep friends and develop relationships. Hopes are to also offer more programs that assist teens in transitioning to adulthood, such as help preparing for post-secondary education or gaining work-readiness skills. Reach also wants to assist more youth with high-functioning learning disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. "There's a whole target area of kids with learning disabilities that needs addressing, such as ADHD," says D'Aquila. "Those kids are not being well served . . . So they are kids that both have a lot of problems and potential given the right kind of support at the right time." Nidoski says Reach will be consulting with the community to learn more about what families want in the new facility. One need identified is an events room both for Reach's

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Opposite page: Reach, local Kinsmen, and the Corporation of Delta have come together to make a new home for Reach possible. Left to right: Kinsmen Kerry Condon and Dave McMillan, Reach foundation director Irene Forcier, Kinsmen Charter member Edgar Dunning, Reach communications director Cathy Nidoski, Reach executive director Renie D'Aquila, and Delta Councillor Anne Peterson. This page: Reach serves youth with a wide range of developmental needs, from preschoolers (above, the inclusive preschool program), to older children (right, a weekend respite program), an age group they hope to reach more of once they move to a more central location in Ladner. Rob Newell photos and contributed photo

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eeping it fresh. That's been one of the keys for Andrew Davis and Sami Gustafson, owners of a Tsawwassen martial arts studio which has enjoyed impressive growth since the pair started up the business five years ago. From relatively humble beginnings and steady growth over the years, Davis and Gustafson made a big leap in January to acquire an established studio (Hap Do Sool Martial Arts Academy), move into a more prominent and much bigger space on 12th Ave., and adopt a new name, United Martial Arts. Gustafson figures they just about doubled their floor area from their old premises at Century Park that housed their previous studio—Total Defense System. But more importantly they assumed an existing business that had built up a good reputation in the community for instructing students of all ages.

Amidst all the changes the studio's duo made sure they kept their approach to instructing new and interesting. Adding mixed martial arts to the courses helped. So did the way instructors approached their students. "We are always finding new ways to connect to them," Gustafson said, "getting to know them better and learning what inspires them, while at the same time maintaining the discipline and respect the sport requires." Getting out in the community to demonstrate what they offer has been another successful building block. The studio also branches out into the community by providing both local sports academies at South Delta Secondary school with classes for their students. "Both the hockey and soccer players really enjoy the chance to learn some new skills," Davis said. "And martial arts is a great form of cross training for them."

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The South Delta Leader has partnered with local chefs to provide people in the community with the opportunity to learn from the masters. If you know a foodie who would love to experience a working kitchen, or if your loved one's meals leave something to be desired, nominate them for our monthly Master Chef section. Email publisher@southdeltaleader. com and tell us why your friend or family member deserves to cook with the best in South Delta. For a video clip of Joel Chamaschuk's experience this month at Taverna Gorgona, visit

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Those are two subjects that go hand in hand for Ladner couple Joel and Linda Chamaschuk. So, when Linda nominated her husband for the Leader’s Master Chef feature, Joel was delighted he had a chance to spend some time in the kitchen with Franco Lafakis, owner of Taverna Gorgona, a longtime favourite of theirs in Ladner Village. “I love food and my wife and I have traveled quite extensively over the years and one of our favourite places ended up being Greece,” said Joel. “So, we had some good first hand

exposure to all the great fresh fres ingredients they have there and their techniques. And hopefully I can duplicate that here today and learn a few things I’ve never been exposed to.” But that culinary hobby has had to take a bit of a back seat in recent months since the Chamaschuks have had their kitchen under renovation. And unfortunately it’s a project that has turned out to be a bit of a nightmare. “We had the kitchen of our dreams in our heads. Unfortunately, the designer was not able to make our dream a reality,” wrote Linda when nominating Joel. “Since we had

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Opposite page: Ladner's Joel Chamschuk (left) with Franco Lafakis, owner of Taverna Gorgona sample the Greek sausage appetizer. This page: Lamb chops, flaming saganaki and a glass of Retsina with the main course. Tyler Garnham photos

lost a lot of money, my husband decided to build the kitchen himself. One of his other passions is wordworking.” With no real kitchen to use, Joel had to make do with a propane wok burner, a barbecue, a microwave, and an old electric cooktop that struggles to boil water. Thankfully, the kitchen at Taverna Gorgona and Franco’s skill provided Joel with plenty of opportunity to turn out three sensational dishes. First up was a classic appetizer: saganaki. The fried cheese dish uses kefalograviera, a hard goat cheese imported from Greece

which is first rolled in a milk and egg wash then in flour and seared in a hot cast iron pan with olive oil. It’s then doused with fine Metaxa (Greek) brandy and set alight. Next on the menu was a smoked Greek sausage appetizer called Loukaniko which was cooked with a selection of onions, peppers, tomatoes, lemon and oregano. “Oh, wow,” said Joel as he and Franco sampled a taste. Then it was on on the main course, lamb chops cooked on the grill and seasoned with Franco’s special, homemade collection of herbs

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he faces mugging for the photographer prior to Tuesday (Oct. 12) night’s 4-2 win over the North Delta Devils show a group of Delta Ice Hawks players more mature than their ages suggest. The fake, black moustaches they were sporting helped in part add a few, albeit comical years, to their appearance to promote the club’s upcoming prostate cancer fundraiser. But with a five-point lead atop the PIJHL’s Tom Shaw Conference and a record of nine wins and just two losses, plus a pair of overtime defeats, the team has shown a cohesiveness that belies their short time together as a unit. First year head coach Daryl Erickson said his team has shown great resilience as they raced out to their current record during the young season after faltering early on in the schedule. They dropped their first two games of the year, but then went on to rattle off six straight wins to

close out September, and then followed that up with four wins in five games so far in October. Erickson said a good portion of the team’s veterans were away at other training camps when the Ice Hawks hopefuls assembled in August. And when those experienced players returned to South Delta the result was a team of players unfamiliar with each other, disjointed and needed time to gel. “It really showed in our first two games,” Erickson said. “No one was really on the same page.” But that has been turned around and the ‘Hawks are on track with an effective blend of youth and experience. As for the Ice Hawks’ maturity off the ice, for the prostate cancer fundraiser the club announced last week that men could toss away their razors and unplug their electric shavers for a good cause next month. To help promote greater awareness of prostrate cancer, the Delta Ice Hawks are supporting “Movember.” The name is meant to urge

men to grow a moustache during November to raise awareness of the disease. Anyone who has a moustache, grown one, or has purchased some other form of a moustache, will get free admission to the Ice Hawks game Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. when the North Delta Devils pay a visit to the Ladner Leisure Centre. That night there will be more than the two points on the line as the evening will serve as a fund and awareness raiser for prostrate cancer. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, said Steve Erickson, the Ice Hawks’ play by play voice and media contact, adding much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of “Movember” commit to growing a moustache for 30 days. The 'Hawks have a week off from game action. Their next home game for is Oct. 19 when they take on the Port Moody Black Panthers. Game time is 7:30 p.m.



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Everything pumpkin Toss ‘em, carve ‘em, and bowl ‘em at Wellbrook KRISTINE SALZMANN REPORTER


ou can toss them, bowl them, carve them up, or stick googly eyes on them. Pumpkins will be the star at Wellbrook Winery’s second Spooktacular on the Farm event. It’s another family-friendly community event to add to Wellbrook’s repertoire, which also hosts an annual celebration of blueberries at Summerfest and a musical Christmas lights display. At Spooktacular, Wellbrook encourages visitors to take part in a pumpkin toss contest, costume

Better living From P24 said, adding they tend to be those who pile on more responsibilities than they can handle for fear of guilty feelings. It can also include people who do not manage anger in a healthy way, either by venting in a non productive way or suppressing it. Maté, who has worked on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, will also speak on addiction on Saturday. And on Friday (Oct. 15) he will cover the subject of how peer orientation can result in poor behaviour in children. Maté said the concept of a nuclear family is not functional and referred to the saying that “it takes a village to raise a child” as a better way. The key to remedying the situation is nurturing exposure to a bigger group that includes maintaining significant adult attachments. Friday’s two-hour talk on kids in chaos starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Saturday’s session on addiction and stress and its connection with disease runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $90 for adults and $75 for seniors and students. For more information contact Ladner United Church (4960 48th Ave.) at 604-946-6254.

contest, pumpkin bowling, and a pumpkin carving and decorating contest. Most of the activities are free. Winery manager Pat Wilkinson said is important to them to make the event affordable for everyone so all families can have a good time. The one activity that requires registration and an entry fee is the pumpkin carving and decorating contest (call 604-946-1868). Cost is $5 or a donation of non-perishable canned goods for the food bank. Pumpkins are provided, but participants are asked to bring their own carving tools. The categories

are pumpkin decorating for ages 10 and under (decorations provided), and pumpkin carving for ages 10 and up. No electric tools or stencils allowed. Any donations of money or canned goods will be donated to Deltassist’s Christmas hamper program. Deltassist will also be on hand with a game booth to raise funds. “We always pick a charity to give back to when we have these events, and because there are so many needy people, especially at Christmas, we thought this would be a good one,” said Wilkinson. The event is Oct. 23, noon to 3:30

At last year’s event, toddler Ethan Kelly from Surrey gave him pumpkin some personality. Jim Kinnear file photo p.m. at 4626 88 St. For a complete schedule of events and costume contest categories,

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BURKETT, Robert Eric (Bob) Aug 16, 1926 – Oct 3, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Eric Burkett. He passed away at home at the age of 84. Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years Rhoda, sons Barry, Don (Barb) and David (Sylva) and grandchildren Daniel and Josephine.



DEMEZZI, Thelma January 2, 1931 October 10, 2010 On Sunday, October 10, 2010 Thelma passed away at home in Point Roberts, Washington, surrounded by family after a long courageous fight with cancer. Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church 1880 Apa Road, Point Roberts on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Point Roberts Cemetery. Because Thelma had a great love of animals, she requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Whatcom Humane Society 3710 Williamson Way, Bellingham, Washington 98226 (Formal Obituary to follow in Friday Oct. 22, 2010 South Delta Leader) Delta Funeral Home 604.946.6040




Bob was born in St. James Manitoba. After graduating from high school at the age of 16 he joined the Navy and served during WWII. Following the war Bob studied pharmacy at the University of Manitoba. Pharmacy runs in the family: Bob and his brother Jim started Burkett’s Drug Store along with their father. They managed stores in Flin Flon, Lynn Lake and Gilbert Plains. Bob continued as a pharmacist in Manitoba until moving to BC in 1967, settling finally in Tsawwassen in 1968. Bob retired and closed his store in 1997, having served the citizens of Tsawwassen and Point Roberts for over 30 years. His many friends and customers will remember him as always having a joke to tell. He had varied interests throughout his life, which included flying two airplanes he owned, boating, curling and bridge. He also owned many dogs over the years (all of them named Major) and enjoyed walking with them at Lily Point in Point Roberts. He was a Master Mason and a life member of the Boundary Bay Lions Club. Bob will be missed by many. A Memorial Service will be held at the Tsawwassen United Church on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Tsawwassen Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040








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Delta wants more clout

Fraser Health board chair steps down


raser boardHealth chairAuthority Gordon board chair Gordon Barefoot is stepping stepping down,Barefoot saying heisintends to down, he intends to pursuesaying other commitments pursue other commitments after three years of steering after years of steering B.C.’sthree largest and fastestB.C.’s largest and fastestgrowing health region. growing health region. Barefoot, a South Surrey Barefoot, a South early— Surrey resident, is departing resident, is departing early— his term had been extended his hadwas been lastterm year and toextended run until last year andofwas to run until September 2011. September ofbusy 2011.guy right “I’m a very “I’m said a veryBarefoot, busy guy right now,” who now,” said who has been on Barefoot, the board since has board since 2006been and on hasthe been chair for 2006 andthree has been the past years.chair for the“Ipast felt three I just years. couldn’t bal“I felt I just couldn’t balance everything so I decided ance so I on.” decided it waseverything time to move it was time toismove Barefoot chairon.” of the Barefoot is Corix chair of the board of the Water board of the Corix Water Group of companies and the Group of companies the AutoCanada Incomeand Fund. AutoCanada Income Fund. The former Terasen Inc. The financial former Terasen Inc. chief officer is chief financial of officer is also president Cabgor also president ofserves Cabgor Management and as Management serves as a director forand three other a director for three other organizations. organizations. Barefoot told health minBarefoot health minister Kevintold Falcon in midister Kevin Falcon in midSeptember he wanted out September hethe wanted out after deciding workload after deciding was too much.the workload was toomen much. Both deny his deparBoth men deny hisdiscord departure is linked to any ture is linked to any and discord between the board the between board andover the provincialthe government provincial funding orgovernment health policy.over funding or health policy.

Representatives managing police Barefoot to concentrate on other commitments Representatives managing police Barefoot to concentrate on other commitments JEFF NAGEL Barefoot said he’s “frank” nificant budget restraint, computer network system from JEFF NAGEL saidwith he’s “frank” restraint, computer network system from in Barefoot discussions Falcon nificant includingbudget cuts to scans, surBLACK PRESS in with Falcon toto scans, surbutdiscussions they enjoy a good rela- including geries and cuts grants commucommunities with RCMP, Jackson says B L A C K P R E S S but they enjoy a good relageries and grants to commucommunities with RCMP, Jackson says nity partners. raser Health Authority tionship.

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Board. Board. She said she has raised the She said has raised the BLACK PRESS matter withshe provincial Attormatter with provincial Attorney General Michael de Jong, .C. communities that Michael Jong, who General has indicated roomdemay be .C. communities that ney operate their own police who has indicated room may be made for at least one represenoperate their own police departments still aren’t made for at least one represengettingdepartments enough say instill the aren’t oper- tative from a community like tative from a community like getting enough say in the operation of an expensive computer Delta, Abbotsford, New WestDelta, Abbotsford, New Westation of an expensive computer network that connects all B.C. minster or Vancouver, which or Vancouver, which operate their own municipal network that connects all B.C. minster law enforcement agencies, operate their police own municipal forces. law enforcement agencies, Delta Mayor police T h i forces. s y e a r, Doeilst aJaM L c kasyoonr T hfee i s PRIME y e a r, the L o i s Ja c k s o n says. the fee PRIME c h a r g e s dousays. The provincbled, h a r rising g e s dfrom ouThe provincial government bled, rising from $500 an officer cial government recently said it $500 an officer to $1,000. recently said it would appoint to $1,000. For Delta, wouldlocal appoint three govF o r173 D eoffilta, with three local government reprewith 173 result officers, the ernment representatives from cers, the result was an increase sentatives from B.C. communiwas an increase from $85,000 to B.C. communities to the board from $85,000 to $173,000. That’s ties the board thattomanages $173,000. That’s about what it that manages PRIME (Police about what it costs to hire and PRIME (Police Records Inforcosts hireconand equiptotwo Records mation InforManequip two constables. mation Management Envistables. Surrey, which agement ronment).EnviSurrey, which Mayor Lois Jackson had 615 officers ronment). But all three Mayor Lois Jackson hadthe 615time officers at of But all three representaat of thethe hike,time saw its representatives come from communithe hike, saw its tives come by from communities policed RCMP detach- PRIME fee rise from $307,500 PRIME fee rise from $307,500 to $615,000. ties policed by RCMP detachments, including Surrey Mayor $615,000. a 2003 provincial govments, Mayor to Under Dianneincluding Watts andSurrey her counterUnder order, a 2003every provincial government municipal Dianne Watts and her counterparts from Langley and Prince ernment order, everyand municipal police department RCMP parts from Langley and Prince George. police department and RCMP George. “You don’t have anybody detachment must use PRIME, detachment must use PRIME, “You don’t have anybody from the municipal (non-RCMP a system that provides instant a system that provides instant from thesector,” municipal (non-RCMP police) said Jackson, access to information about access to information about police) sector,” said Jackson, the chair of the Delta Police criminals and crimes. the chair of the Delta Police criminals and crimes.



tionship. “I’ve got a lot of respect for “I’ve got a lot of respect for him.” him.” He said Fraser Health is He stable said Fraser is fairly at theHealth moment fairly stable at the moment but still faces significant but still faces significant long-term issues of suslong-term issues of sustainability and keeping up tainability and keeping up with demand because of the with demand because of the growing, aging population. growing, aging population. “We’re in as good shape or “We’re in as good shape or

Gordon Barefoot Gordon Barefoot better shape than any of the better shape than any of the authorities,” he said. authorities,” he said. Barefoot oversaw Fraser Barefoot Fraser Health as oversaw it opened the Health as Regional it opened the Abbotsford HospiAbbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and tal andconstruction Cancer Centre and began on both began construction on both the Surrey Outpatient Hosthe Outpatient HospitalSurrey and the Surrey Memopital and theexpansion. Surrey Memorial Hospital rialThe Hospital expansion. last year saw sigThe last year saw sig-

nity Nopartners. immediate successuccessorNo as immediate board chair has been sor as board chair has been named. named. Falcon, who said he “very Falcon, who said heto “very regretfully agreed” let regretfully let Barefoot go,agreed” plans tototake Barefoot go, plans to take his time selecting a replacehis time selecting a replacement board chair, a position ment board chair, that comes with aa position $45,000 that comes with a $45,000 stipend. stipend. “I didn’t want to have to “I didn’t want have to rush to make thatto decision,” rush to make that decision,” he said. he“Isaid. want to find someone “I want to to find someone that’s going very clearly that’s going to very clearly understand the commitunderstand the ment to serve ascommitchair of ment serve as chair of FrasertoHealth and make Fraser Health and make sure they’re comfortable sure they’re comfortable with that.” with that.” He said he will look at He existing said hedirectors will lookand at both both directors otherexisting candidates in and the other candidates in the community. community. The board has at least The boardwith hasclose at least one director ties one director with close ties to Falcon. to Chris Falcon. Gardner, one of the Chris Gardner, of the newest, is Falcon’sone longtime newest, is Falcon’s friend and politicallongtime ally, and friend political and formerand adviser toally, Surrey former adviser to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. Mayor Dianne Watts. has Falcon said Barefoot Falcon said Barefoot been “instrumental in has the been “instrumental in the growth and development growth of healthand caredevelopment in the Fraser of health care in the Fraser Valley” and if anything had Valley” had pushedand forifaanything faster pace pushed for a fasterhealth pace toward aggressive toward aggressive health policy reforms. policy reforms.

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for Delta (20 per Abbotsford, where o f C o m m o n s i n Illegal handguns, cent) and weapons Abbots- 302 weapons weresemi-autoSeptember.The debate It isper notcent), possible to matic rifles and illegally ford (16 seized, or about Delta PoliceThose Chief critical of the Illegal weapons calculate the number modified weapons such need to register long (2,445), with the secondIt is not possible likely because long one for every 526 Jim Cessford, a longunregistered as sawed-off shotguns. guns consider registerbiggest 40-49 more com- weapresidents. gun registry supt o c a l c ubeing late th e gunsofare In Surrey, typessaysing rifles and shotguns (2,306), by 30- ons in each community, And more thanthose porter, despite numberfollowed of unregbut the figures suggest made up 38 per cent of a waste to 39-year-olds (2,120). Surrey, where RCMP initial cost overruns of money that istered weapons in seizures.and other problems, could be better spent A b bcommunity, o t s f o r d ow n - the incidence of illegal seized police 416 weapeach in Tfor h eevery p r o p the o r tsystem i o n provides elsewhere. ers tend to be older weapons is higher ons—one but the figures sugwas much smaller for Conservative MP too: 50-to-59 (1,578), 949 residents. “timely and reliable gest the incidence Delta police (20 per cent) and Candice followed by 40-to-49 Vancouver information” that Hoeppner’s of illegal weapons is Abbotsford (16 per cent), private (higher 1 , 4 6 3in) Vancouver and then seized 350 weapons, helps police do their member’s bill 60-to-69 one for likely everybecause 1,651 long job.guns to scrap the long-gun than it is(1,224). in Surrey, are more common in have registry—while keepRegistered gun ownresidents. There been Delta or Abbotssemi-rural communities ing the requirement for ers in Vancouver trend at least two recent ford. with a large proportion naryounger, with 30The debate i n c i d e n t s handguns—was w h e re In Vancouver, 48 to farmers.of the Deltarowly voted down in the 39-year-olds largest Thoseofcritical Police per cent, or the about Overall, during a oneHouse of Commons in group of firearms ownthe need to regisDepartment (DPD) one out of ever y period, police ers atguns 1,946, thenby those ter longyear guns con-Delta was able toSeptember. use the two seized seized 294 of to deterDelta Police Chief aged 40-49 sider register ingfirearms registry police, were(1,684), in the folevery type, one for every Jim level Cessford, a longlowed by or people aged Chief Jim Cessford rifles and shotguns mine the exact restricted prohibgun registry supporter, 50-59categories (1,458). that a waste329 of residents. money of danger, Cessford ited more per capita says despite initial cost be better says. include handguns, mon in semi-rural that couldThat’s than Abbotsford, Officers where overr uns and other Reported stolen communities with spent elsewhere. investisemi-automatic Leader image Jim Cessford Conservative 3 0 2 w eMP a p o n gating s w e r ethreatening problems, the system More guns are report-a largeChief proportion rifles and illegally seized, or about one for provides “timely and ed lost or stolen in Surof farmers. Ca n d i c e Ho e p p comments posted modified weapons Vancouver than it ner’s is in private every 526 residents. reliable rey than other three Overall, during memon Facebook were information” the exact level of danger, several weapons. They such as the sawed-off were subsequently Surrey, Delta or AbbotsAnd more than Surrey, that helps police do Cessford says. municipalities coma one-year period, ber’s bill to scrap able to use the gun shotguns. Officers investigating seized. ford. where regisRCMP seized 416to discover their job. bined. police seized the long-gun registry In Surrey, those Delta T h e re g iLeader s t r y image also In Vancouver, per weapons—one There have been at threatening comments T h e made re we up re 38 2 , 4 0 0294 firearms of every 48try—while keeping for theevery Delta resident types assisted a DPD invesposted on Facebook cent, or about one out 949 residents. least two recent incireported lost or stolen per cent of police type, one for every the requirement making the comthreatening every two guns seized p o l i c eowned dents where the Delta were able in Surrey, compared to329 of seized. residents. i nto v euse s t i gthe a t gun i o n o tigation f dentofwho turned f o r h a n Va d gnucnosu—v e r ments sevseizures. behaviour by a14Delta registry to discover the by police, were in the seized 350 weapons, Po l i c e D e p a r t m e n t 320 in Vancouver, 280 The registry also threatening behav- out to own T h a t ’ s m o r e was narrowly voted eral weapons. They fireThe proportion who turned out every 1,651 (DPD) was aable usea DDelta in Abbotsford and 80 inp e rrestricted s s i sto ted P D resident c a p i t a or t hprohibited a n down inone iour by amaking Delta stu-student arms. thefor House wereresisubsequently was much smaller categories that include dents. the registry to determine the comments owned to own 14 firearms. Delta.


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