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Delta throwback: A new service station for Ladner

The gas station is still there today but auto repairs have been replaced by burgers
new ladner service station 1970
Orville Ruetz and Murk Hillverda in 1970.

A throwback from 1970.

These photos from the Optimist show the opening of a new service station at the Ladner Shopping Centre.

Partners Orville Ruetz and Murk Hillverda, who were in business together for 15 years at the time, opened the station that was adjacent to an existing station they had operated.

The new station was bigger with better access.

Fast forward to today and the current owners successfully rezoned the station to have a Triple O's eatery, but automotive services are gone.