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Proud parents Natalie and Ryan Wing, with daughter Maddison, 3, show off baby boy Oliver, who was delivered by C-section just a few hours after midnight on New Year’s Day.

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Bouncing baby Oliver Richmond’s first in 2013 New Year’s baby weighs in at almost 10 pounds, born 3:47 a.m. at hospital BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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Richmond’s first baby of 2013 arrived just a few hours into the New Year. Weighing in at a very healthy nine pounds and 15 ounces, Oliver Wing was born at exactly 3:47 a.m. in Richmond Hospital. Mom Natalie, originally from New Zealand, was taken into hospital around 1:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve by husband Ryan, a Richmond native. But it wasn’t until around midnight that little Oliver started to make his push for the outside world. “She went into labour around midnight I think it was,” said a tired but happy Ryan, a

Steveston High grad and former Palmer sec“He’s adjusted really well and we’re ondary student. going home this afternoon (Wednesday),” “He was a big boy. He arrived via C-secsaid Natalie. tion, which was a lastThe couple, who met minute decision.” in Australia and moved Ryan said he “had a back to Canada in 2004, feeling” that Oliver might already have a daughter in have been the first baby three-year-old Maddison, to be born in the city, but who’s thrilled to have a wasn’t sure as there was baby brother. — Ryan Wing another couple in there at “She’s been up since 6 the same time. a.m., apparently desperate “They showed up late and on, and I knew to come in and see her little brother,” added they were ‘ready to go,’” he added. Natalie. “It’s pretty cool I guess (to be the first).” Ryan explained that, although they Mom told the News she’s “feeling good” live in North Delta, their midwife works and was very happy when her “big boy” at Richmond Hospital and that’s where finally arrived. Maddison was born.

“She went into labour around midnight I think it was.”

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Volunteers needed to help restore Interurban Tram

The largest artifact in the Richmond Museum collection is also one of the most rare, and it’s about to chug back to life early this year. An original Interurban Tram, #1220 built in 1913 by the St. Louis Car Company in the United States and brought up by the B.C. Electric Railway Company, is one of five still in existence today. It will be restored and displayed in a new home still under construction at the corner of No. 1 Road and Moncton Street in Steveston. “The plan for the building is to preserve and protect the tram from the elements, and provide a space to restore the tram and an opportunity for the community to come in and learn about Richmond’s transportation history,” said Rebecca Forrest, curator of the Richmond Museum and Heritage Services. The 2,370-square-foot structure will feature 27-foot-high windows that will allow the public to view the restoration process, and also a winch system that can pull the tram out for special events. The previous home for #1220 had been just a short way up the tracks at the north end of the Steveston Community Park, see Tram page 5

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The tram, above and left, was built in 1913 by the St. Louis Car Company in the United States.

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Richmond residents are invited to recycle their Christmas trees to support local charities at the 31st Annual Richmond Firefighters Charitable Society Drive-Thru. Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6 at Garry Point Park. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will go to Richmond Firefighters Society’s charities such as the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund and the Richmond Food Bank. see Trees page 4

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Assessments on the slide BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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Property assessment notices are on their way out in Richmond, with values ranging between a 10 per cent reduction to a five per cent increase. Owners of more than 105,000 properties throughout Richmond and Delta can expect to receive their 2013 assessment notices in the next few days. “Most homes in both Delta and Richmond are remaining relatively stable for the 2013 assessment roll,” said Craig Barnsley, deputy assessor for the South Fraser Region. “Home owners in Delta can expect moderate changes in the range of -5 per cent to +10 per cent for both single family dwellings and multifamily strata buildings. “In Richmond, the changes are similar in the -10 per cent to +5 per cent range for single family dwellings while multi-family strata properties are in the -5 per cent to 0 per cent range.” Overall, Richmond and Delta’s Assessment Roll increased from a combined total of just over $87 billion last year to $88.2 billion this year. This reflects an increase of $1.26 billion resulting from subdivisions, rezoning and new construction. In Richmond, an assessment on a typical single-family home in the Thompson area has dropped from $1,677,000 to $1,642,000, while a comparable home in Broadmoor will experience a similar drop, from $1,410,000 down to

$1,403,000. A single-family home in Shellmont and a three-bed strata townhouse in Cambie were two of the exceptions, both with modest increases. In addition, most owners of commercial and industrial properties in Richmond and Delta will see changes ranging from -5 per cent to +15 per cent. “Property owners who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2012 or see incorrect information on their notice should contact our office as indicated on their notice as soon as possible in January,” said Barnsley. “If a property owner is still concerned about their assessment after speaking to one of our appraisers, they may submit a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) by January 31, for an independent review by a Property Assessment Review Panel.” The Property Assessment Review Panels, independent of BC Assessment, are appointed annually by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and meet between Feb. 1 and March 15 to hear formal complaints. Richmond and Delta are part of the South Fraser assessment region. The South Fraser assessment office is located at 5477 - 152nd Street in Surrey. During the month of January, office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Property owners can contact BC Assessment toll-free at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322) or via www.bcassessment.ca.

Tram: Used by rich, poor Continued from page 3 Forrest said the tram is an integral piece of the city’s heritage. “So many people in Richmond, no matter where they were in life, took it to school, social events, sporting events. It didn’t matter if you were rich or poor, a new immigrant or lived here forever,” said Forrest. “There’s such a strong connection to it, it really brought people together. I hear so many people say they took the tram to their grandparent’s house.” Stopping service in 1958, the Marpole-Steveston Line was the last one to be discontinued due to competition from busses and trucks. There are three other restored trams in B.C. in Vancouver, Burnaby

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ost of the world now marks the beginning of each new year as the first day of January. Although, like all of the other dates still held as new starts by a number of cultures, it’s really quite arbitrary from a cosmological point of view. Looking at our planet from outside the solar system will reveal nothing particularly special about the Earth’s position in relation to the sun at midnight between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. It’s just one point — like any other — in the 365¼-day path that we take around Sol over and over again. And although some may argue that a lunar-based new year (like the Chinese New Year or the Vietnamese Tet, for instance, which shift between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20 each year) is at least set on a specified juxtaposition of Earth, sun, and moon, that specification is still an entirely arbitrary human invention. A new year based on the spring equinox — as once marked by many people historically, and still by some Hindu cultures — does have appeal, as the onset of spring matches nicely with the feelings of new beginnings engendered by thoughts of starting a new track around the sun. (Although the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with the autumn equinox — and the subsequent slide towards winter — in the Southern Hemisphere.) Arbitrary or not, it’s the concept of a “new beginning” that undoubtedly gives rise to the joyful celebrations at the close of the old year, and to the resolutions for better habits that are attractive to so many. Whether you have made ambitious resolutions for 2013 or are simply glad the old year is over and you have survived to see a new one begin — we raise our editorial glasses full of bubbly and wish everyone a safe and healthy 2013.

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Dredging up old rhetoric The Editor, Re: “Dredging will help business flow,” Letters, Dec. 28. The maintenance of some of the side channels of the Fraser River is important for some marine oriented businesses such as that in Cannery Channel in Steveston. However the political rhetoric associated with finding money for the dredging after the federal government has largely abandoned its navigable waters mandate is less than credible. In announcing the new dredging program, the B.C. Transportation Minister Pollack noted the dredging will have no environmental impact. This is a bogus claim and is not dissimilar to that of Premier Clark when she determined the burning of natural gas to run gas liquefaction plants for gas exports was carbon friendly. Just because you are a minister or premier, it doesn’t mean you can issue an edict that practices harmful to the environment are now innocuous to suit your political press needs of the day. Dredging out of side channels of the Fraser River can, of course, and most often will cause environmental impacts. To make the Liberal’s claim even more bizarre, MLA Yap then said the dredging will “enable local families to maintain or improve their quality of life.” What is he referring to? Should all government programs not improve our quality of life? Dredging will allow more boats to move freely or be anchored without grounding, so why be so melodramatic? If Mr. Yap is so concerned about our quality of life, he would do better to write a letter to the News outlining how the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation’s jet fuel tanker proposal in the Fraser River, will indeed do a great deal to harm our quality of life, property values, our safety and pose one of the greatest risks to the Fraser River Estuary. Last week’s Georgia Straight poll showed 92 per cent of respondents were opposed to jet fuel tankers in the Fraser River. Where is Mr. Yap on that issue? Otto E. Langer Fisheries biologist Richmond

Pity for the beautiful monsters

I’ve been celebrating the holidays by watching and re-watching some of the old Universal horror classics. Nothing goes down as easy as a big glass of egg nog and a double feature of Frankenstein and Creature From the Black Lagoon. Hey, you keep the holidays in your way and I’ll keep them in mine. The Universal horror series started with some mystery and suspense films, but hit its stride in the early ‘30s with Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man, all within four years of each other. The Wolf Man came out in 1941, and Creature From the Black Lagoon was the last “cannon” member of the classic monster club in the 1954. These movies have been reduced to clips and quotes (“It’s alive!” and “I never drink. wine.”) to such a degree that they’ve almost been forgotten as movies. Watch them. They’re cheap as dirt in big DVD packs, and most of them hold up remarkably well. Here are a few capsule reviews if you’re thinking of getting some of these movies for yourself. The Invisible Man: Special effects still look pretty good for a movie made 50 years before Tron, but there are a lot of

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moments of comic relief that don’t land. Creature From the Black Lagoon: The underwater sequences are magical - they created a villain who, thanks to being portrayed by an Olympic swimmer, could seem graceful and gentle. And then go on an angry rampage. The Wolf Man: Skip it. Seriously, the hero is a creep before he gets bitten by a wolf, and Lon Chaney Jr. is no Lon Chaney Sr. The Mummy: This is another one that suffers from amnesia. As played by Boris Karloff, the mummy is only swaddled in bandages for a single, great scene. After that, he’s a calculating, intelligent, talking villain. Karloff is great. Dracula: Watching Bela Lugosi face off against Edward Van Sloan as Van Helsing is a lot of fun. Everyone else seems to have not got the memo to be awesome. Watch for the armadillos that turn up in Castle Dracula - the Universal lot apparently had pest problems or a very unusual approach to what constitutes the fauna of Transylvania. Bride of

Frankenstein: The best of the bunch, by far. Frankenstein director James Whale apparently got more money, and used it. He created a film that’s over the top in terms of impressionistic set design and lighting, borderline hammy acting (not saying on which side of the border.) and a weird, gothic storyline. Somehow it all works. The special effects hold up, Dr. Pretorius is a great, deranged villain, and Karloff ’s Monster is a damaged antihero who murders but still demands sympathy. Everyone knows what’s in the movie, but it’s the way Whale put the pieces together that makes it special. A lot has changed technologically since 1935, but one thing that always shows is effort and skill. Everything about Bride of Frankenstein still works, because the people involved clearly cared about getting it right - whether that was Karloff ’s elaborate makeup, the weird gizmos in the mad scientists’ lair, or the creepy hiss Elsa Lanchester delivers when she sees her “husband.” The movie still makes you feel a hint of fear, pity for the monsters at its centre, and more than a little wonder. Matthew Claxton is a reporter at the Langley Advance. mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

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Onni owes us an apology

The Editor, Re: “Sign doesn’t belong in park,” Letters Dec. 28. I wholeheartedly agree with the letter in regards to Onni’s sense of entitlement by advertising in Garry Point Park. Thank you Mr. Johnson for your insightful letter. I believe Onni owes an apology to all the people of Richmond. Was the City of Richmond aware of this sign? If not, why not? How was this allowed to happen? Perhaps “the town crier” (Ted Townsend) could provide some answers about this situation. While you are at it, Ted, ask Onni when they are going to fix the concrete boardwalk that has a crack running all the way through it since the construction of their condos in Steveston, it appeared after they dug that huge hole next to the dyke. David L. Merke Richmond

service organizations. I am proud that I live and work in such a compassionate and supportive community. I want to take this opportunity to thank some special people: First, to each and every one of you that donated a can of food, a loonie at the school fundraiser, a cheque or some other thoughtful donation — thank you very much. A big thank you to our 140 plus volunteers who create the warm and welcoming environment that our clients need and appreciate. You truly do make a difference to the lives of those who need our help. And thank you to all our community partners who allow us to address the needs of our clients on a holistic basis, providing help with social and health care needs. We will continue to support and improve this initiative at the Richmond Food Bank in the coming months and years. By working together, we are providing hope. Thank you Richmond! So again, on behalf of the Richmond Food Bank Society, I want to convey my deepest appreciation and gratitude for the contributions you’ve made and wish you all a Happy New Year! Richard Rand President, Richmond Food Bank Society

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The Editor, Re: “Icon still outperforms others,” DriveTime, Dec. 28. As a Porsche enthusiast myself, I quite enjoyed the article from Mr. David Chao on Dec. 28. While I agree wholeheartedly about the 911 being the true sports car that it is (I owned one of the classic models myself), I would like to suggest one correction. The article states, “Since its inception in 1948, the 911’s appearance has evolved gracefully.” The actual fact is that the first Porsche 911 rolled out of the factory in 1963/64. I believe Jerry Seinfeld owns that one. The 1948 Mr. Chao referred to is probably its predecessor, the Porsche 356, which is by no means a 911. It may look like one, but it’s more closer to the Volkswagen Beetle than the Porsche 911. Otherwise a fine article!. Peter Cheung Richmond

2013 reflections and resolutions The Editor, Along with billions of people, I strive to understand my role and purpose in life. My efforts are helped by reflecting on principles that make sense of human reality. One fundamental principle is that all forms of life and structures are subject to the law of composition and decomposition. The civilization(s), structures and attitudes that have served us thus far in our long and bloody journey to create a peaceful and harmonious world have become obsolete and must give way to new ways, new attitudes, and new structures. It is futile to try to fix old systems and structures which are irreversibly inadequate. Merrill Muttart Richmond ❚ For a complete version of this letter, visit www.richmondnews.com.

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144 species tallied so far in annual bird survey that includes Richmond day. I think most teams were very pleased with what they got,” said Grass. The event was part of a larger tally involving many communities over a twoweek period by Bird Studies Canada, a non-profit conservation organization. The counts are tabulated in a large-scale western hemisphere count organized by the Audubon Society. The wide array of birds spotted in the Ladner count, which also encompassed parts of Richmond, Tsawwassen and Point Roberts, included many types of waterfowl, such as geese, swans and ducks, as well as raptors, including eagles. Several types of owls were spotted, including barn owls,

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Start 2013 by asking “Why?” Most of us have forgotten life’s shortest and most transformational question: “Why?” As children we’ve learned important life lessons by asking “why?” almost nonstop until we think we’re smart enough (usually when we become teenagers!). Perhaps we have become so fatigued at hearing our younger siblings, children or grandchildren ask “why?” that we tend to shut it out of our lives – I believe to our detriment. The big resultant tragedy is that we fail to ask “Why do I want to plan for a successful retirement?” As a matter of fact, we get downright unnerved when we’re forced to answer that question. Let’s do a small case study with a young couple, John and Mary. Mary: “Richard, we need a retirement plan.” Richard: “Why?” John: “Umm, because we want a successful retirement?” Richard: “That’s great – would you mind telling me why?” Mary: “That’s a strange question. I suppose because we all have to retire one day.” Richard: “Now that mandatory retirement is practically illegal and you don’t have to retire, is there another reason?”

John: “Richard, aren’t you supposed to help us to plan for retirement? Richard: “Absolutely. Sorry to be so obstinate with the WHY question but I really need to get to the bottom of why you want to stop working for money and start having your money work for you. Let me rephrase the question: If money was no issue, what would inspire you to wake up early each morning?” John: “That’s easy. I’d actually love to sleep in! My passion is night-time photography. Whenever I can, I’m outdoors at 3 a.m. with my camera gear doing time exposures or capturing the sunrise. I’ve got a number of stock photo agencies interested in my work and I’d like to pursue this as a business. We’d both also like to rent an apartment in a different place in the world every year and try to learn a few new languages.” Mary: “I’m an early riser, so I’d probably hook up with John on the way back from his crazy photo safaris, enjoy a walk on the seawall together, and while he’s catching up on sleep I’d spend the rest of the day volunteering for a program in town that provides breakfasts and hot lunches for children and families at risk. We’d also like the flexibility to spend more time with our children and their families. Richard: “Could you tell me why these goals are so important to you?” John: “Vetter, you’re annoying! It’s because we want to fulfill our passions and leave a positive mark in this world – okay?” Richard: “There you go! Sounds like you’ve really

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One of the most “surprising” luxury cars I’ve driven this year is the 2013 Lincoln MKS. Even though the car still looks somewhat “American,” it drives surprisingly like a European luxury sedan even when compared to some of the more established vehicles like Lexus ES or Acura TL sedans. A massive improvement on the current MKS, the 2013 edition has more power, it’s more fuel efficient, and it has some great new active safety features. Topping the list of improvements is a superb, new active suspension damping system that gives Lincoln’s flagship model a delightful new personality. Called Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD), it monitors suspension settings up to 500 times per second and can make adjustments to the suspension at a rate of 20 times per second. For occupants this translates to a silky smooth, very comfortable ride or a firmer setup with more controlled handling, at the driver’s choosing. The CCD system is also linked to a more encompassing system called Lincoln Drive Control that allows a driver to change the on-road personality of the MKS, by simply moving the shift lever from D (drive) to S (sport). Handling performance, ride firmness, throttle response, shift feel, steering response and traction control/electronic stability control are all instantly retuned to higher performance parameters. The standard engine in MKS is a normally aspirated 3.7 litre V6, which can produce 305 horsepower (vs. 274 horsepower for 2012 MKS). A new Active Grille Shutter system opens and closes depending on engine cooling needs. Closed shutters can reduce aerodynamic drag

by up to six per cent, which improves highway fuel economy. My test MKS came with the EcoBoost 3.5litre, which is a twin-turbo V6 that can produce 365 horsepower. This engine is also paired with all-wheeldrive, yet fuel economy is almost the same as the 3.7 litre. In dry driving conditions the AWD system routes power to the front wheels for best fuel economy. Other changes compared to 2012 include larger brake components to increase braking power and fade resistance, improving quietness with extra sound absorption in the front wheel wells, around the shock towers, under the hood and in the trunk. Redesigned exterior rear-view mirrors reduce wind noise. If you consider parallel parking a difficult or mystical skill, the MKS also has a technology answer, called Active Park Assist (APA). Ultrasonic sensors measure for a suitable parking space (as you drive by) and it can then steer the MKS into the spot selected. The driver controls gear shifting, acceleration and braking and APA takes care of the tricky steering part.

Style

It’s not a complete make-over, however, everything from the windshield A-pillar forward is new, including the grille, HID headlamps, front fascia, hood and front fenders. At the rear, the 2013 MKS has a new fascia, LED tail lamps, new exhaust tips and a deck lid design change allows easier access to the trunk. The Lincoln look is a distinctive statement of elegance and a goal of the MKS designers was to visually lower and widen the front end. A bright surround links the split grille and each headlight into a striking wing-like design that bends and blends into the body shape.

Interior

The new interior has a more organic, welcoming feel to it with sweeping styling lines that flow out from the centre stack. In the past, Lincoln interiors have tended to have a colder and more engineered look with straighter design lines. The new instrument panel has a central speedometer flanked by two reconfigurable LCD screens that perform a welcoming sequence of displays on initial engine start up. Content for each LCD screen is controlled by five-way button setup on the steering wheel. The steering wheel and all seats are heated. The fronts are 12-way adjustable and also have a cool air venting feature. Leather is by Bridge of Weir, a renowned Scottish company that uses a unique organic tanning method that’s environmentally friendly. The seat cushions, head restraints and seat backs are also filled with eco-friendly soy foam. My test MKS came with optional multi-contour seats that had seven computer-controlled air bladders, plus the ultimate indulgence—a massage feature. The wood trim is genuine Prussian Burl and Brown Swirl Walnut, so no two MKS interiors will have exactly same grain pattern.

Safety

In addition to the comprehensive safety package, which includes six airbags, new active safety technologies available include collision, driver, and traffic lane alert systems. The Collision Warning system uses radar to identify potential obstacles ahead. When a potential collision is detected, the system warns the driver with an audible alarm and a red warning light is projected on the windshield in front of the driver. It also primes the brake system for a quicker action.

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Lincoln’s 2013 MKS adds a dash of Eurosport handling while maintaining its ‘American’ exterior (above). Meanwhile, the cabin (right) boasts all the luxury associated with the nameplate, thanks to natural wood accents, leather trim, and computer adjusted seats with a massage feature.

The Driver Alert system can detect the driving pattern of a possible drowsy driver. A coffee cup graphic on instrument cluster is the first warning signal followed by chimes, if the driver does not respond. A driver can also use this system to monitor his or her state of alertness. A new Lane Keeping System can detect when the MKS is wandering out of a traffic lane. As it approaches the outer boundary of a lane, the system vibrates the steering wheel, to remind the driver to pay more attention. If the driver is using a hands-free device, an additional warning chime also sounds.

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The MKS can glide across a road surface with a cushioned feel that’s

uncanny for a vehicle its size. Stranger still is when the associated soft suspension wallow-effect in a corner doesn’t materialize and MKS stays remarkable stable through a turn. The reaction speed of the new CCD system is so fast it can prevent a wheel from dropping fully into a deep pothole and it uses that same information to prepare the following rear wheel. It also interacts with other systems to figure out what the vehicle is doing and what the driver wants it to do. The refined driving experience moves to a whole new dimension when you drop the shift lever into the S-mode. The steering and suspension stiffens, the tachometer

suddenly jumps a thousand rpm as the transmission gears down for action. You’re also more likely to notice Lincoln’s new Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) system. Working through the all-wheel-drive system, TVC helps the MKS drive through corners with more balance and poise by selectively applying brakes a wheel in order to send more drive power to another wheel. It’s a great driver aid to have during a Canadian winter.

Bottom line

There are two sides to the innocent looking 2013 Lincoln MKS, one lets you relax and act like a lazy-boy, and the other … a bad boy!

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Cruising the backwaters of Kerala Intricate waterways on west coast of India provides vignettes of a simple and charming life

BY MARGARET DEEFHOLTS Special to the New

M

y son Glenn looks incredulous. He whispers: “Rs.300 for an eight hour cruise? That’s less than $8. Is the boat safe?” I nod and whisper back. “It’s not a luxury boat – but yes, it’s perfectly safe.” Riyas Ahammed, who heads up Southern Backwaters Company, is writing up our tickets. He hands them to me with a smile. “Hurry,” he urges. “The boat is leaving soon.” We are in the small town of Kollam on the west coast of India, and are all set to sail through the fabled Kerala backwaters — an intricate network of waterways extending from Kollam all the way to the port city of Kochi (Cochin). This day trip will take us half-way up the coast as far as Alleppey. Scrambling our way past souvenir stalls and locals waiting at a bus stop, we board our motor boat. “Not bad,” says Glenn as we settle into our seats on the covered upper deck. He fans himself with Southern Backwaters’ publicity pamphlet. “Sticky morning though.” The upper deck rapidly fills up. The double-decker vessel seats 80 people, and most of them are foreigners: young backpackers, German, Italian and Scandinavian tourists, several Brits and Aussies. We seem to be the only Canadians. The engine roars into life and as we pull away to midstream, it settles into a steady growl. A light, breeze ruffles my hair, and Glenn exchanges his “fan” for binoculars. The waterway, bordered by dense tropical vegetation, is broad at first but, as I recall from an earlier trip on a similar boat, we soon veer off into narrow winding inlets. The view is soothing: waves stippled by sunlight, palmfringed shores, and fishing nets slung from cantilevered masts which rear like pterodactyl skeletons against a steel-blue sky. Sheltered within coconut palm groves, little village settlements are alive with activity: women slap their laundry on stones at the water’s edge and men cycle along narrow winding roads

with baskets of bananas perched on their back-carriers. Naked urchins splash in the shallows, bobbing up and down, waving and shouting, “Hullo! Do you have pens? Chocolate?” Fishing nets are spread out to dry along the foreshore, and small whitewashed churches gleam in the sun. We chug past elaborate rattan houseboats, where passengers snootily deign to acknowledge us as they loll on their decks sipping shandies or iced coconut shakes. Although the scenery along the backwaters is breathtaking, this part of Kerala’s coast is more than just a tourist tropical paradise. The canals, play an intrinsic part in the lives of those who live along its banks serving as transport for both people and goods. We pass a prim sari-clad matron sitting on a wooden bench in a dug-out canoe, looking for all the world like a stately maharani. Crowded municipal ferries putter selfimportantly past us. Other barges, rusty old derelicts, carry cattle, bulging jute gunny sacks and baskets of coconuts. Fishermen, barebodied except for lungis (cotton loin-cloths) knotted around their waists, beam and wave. One of them hoists his prize catch — a large fish, still wriggling, its fins flashing silver in the sunlight. We clap and give him a thumbs up. The boat pulls up to a jetty and we dismount for lunch. The restaurant is a large, airy room with checked purple tablecloths and a simple buffet: fatgrained boiled white rice, three types of curried vegetables and a tray of bananas for dessert. All you can eat for just a little more than a dollar. Later, we stop alongside the bank, for a tea break. Fifty cents buys sweet milky Indian chai and a selection of snacks: aloo bondas (deepfried spicy potatoes wrapped in chick-pea flour), cones of roasted peanuts or coconut based sweetmeats. As the warm, lazy hours slip by, we cruise along channels where green reflections of palm fronds and creepers tremble the waters. By late afternoon, the scenery changes to broad

paddy fields stretching to the horizon. Cooking fires begin to flicker like fireflies between the trees. The evening sunlight lays a mellow glow over everything and dusk falls gently on the tranquil waters. Alleppey’s jetty looms and we disembark. Reluctantly.

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Sports Canadians return from Calgary to face powerhouse NW Giants

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Kelowna Rockets capped a dominating run with a 4-1 victory over the Delta Wild on Monday to capture the tier one championship at the 32nd annual Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament. The Rockets won seven straight games.

There’s no rest for the weary when it comes to the Greater Vancouver Canadians. Fresh off a strong showing at the prestigous Macs Tournament in Calgary, the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League club resumes its regular season schedule this weekend with a huge test to begin 2013. The Canadians will take on the defending league and Western Canadian champion Vancouver Northwest Giants who just happened to win the Macs Tournament for the second time in three years. The Giants slipped past the Carolina Junior Hurricanes 3-2 in the championship game, the same American team that rallied in the third period to end the Canadians’ title hopes in the quarter-finals. After opening the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Saskatchewan’s Battleford Stars on Boxing Day, Greater Vancouver rallied with three straight wins to capture its roundrobin group, highlighted by a 4-3 triumph over the previously undefeated St. Albert Raiders in the final preliminary game. A goal by Adam Musil with just 3:15 left on the clock broke a 3-3 deadlock. That set the stage for the quarter-final tilt with Carolina and the Canadians looked to be in good shape after opening up a 3-1 first period lead on goals by Garret Oliver, Jake Wozney and Alex Whitwham. The Hurricanes pulled even with a pair of goals just 36 seconds apart, before Ty Schultz restored the Vancouver lead on a

power play tally from Glenn Gawdin and Whitwham. The score stayed that way until midway through the third when Carolina struck for two goals in less than three minutes, including the eventual game winner with 8:29 remaining. The Canadians other wins came against the Calgary Buffaloes (5-3) and the Saskatoon Blazers (4-2). Gawdin led the way against Calgary with a pair of goals. Otis Goldman added a goal and two assist, while Musil and Andrew Klukas also scored. Austin Adamson and Whitwham added two helpers each. Gawdin had a goal and two assists in the win over Saskatoon, including an insurance marker with 2:05 remaining. Taz Burman was terrific in net, as the Blazers outshot Greater Vancouver 37-25. The BCMMHL made quite a statement in Calgary as three B.C. teams reached the final eight in the 25-team tournament, with the Cariboo Cougars joining the Giants and Canadians. Greater Vancouver enter this weekend’s series with a 12-8-2 record, good enough for fifth place in the 11-team league. The first place Giants are cruising along with a 20-2-2 record. Game one of the series goes Saturday afternoon at the Burnaby Winter Club. Game two is on Sunday morning (10 a.m.) at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

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Sports Kajaks coming off memorable 2012 Setting records and winning awards were the story of 2012 for the Richmond Kajaks. The track and field club dominated on all fronts — from setting Canadian age records to athletes and coaches receiving recognition from B.C. Athletics. The Kajaks’ coaching staff produced plenty of hardware as Mosely Jack (B.C. Junior Development), Richard Collier (Senior) and Don Steen (High Performance) received coach of the year awards. Throwing standout Autumn Covington was among the Midget 15 track and Field Athletes of the Year. Samantha Kennedy was named Junior Female Athlete of the

Year, while Gwen Mcfarlan was top Masters Female Road Running Athlete. Asianna Covington, and Curtis Moss(Olympian) were nominees in various categories. Asianna also set Canadian youth records in the discus and hammer. Masters athletes Betsy Rollins and Rose Hare won a combined 25 medal at track meets in B.C. and Washington State. Kajaks past president Fred Pawluk, was named Builder of the Year by the Richmond Sports Council. For more results and information on the the club’s upcoming Icebreaker Run on Jan. 27 in Steveston, visit www.kajaks.org.

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2)#77! 3&$"2/34/"78 + 1 ( 2 . - % . 5 6 . ( * 0,' Commencing January 14th, 2013 registration for September 2013 will be accepted at Richmond Elementary Schools. Children who will be five (5) on or before December 31, 2013 are eligible for entry into Kindergarten.

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Information meetings for parents will be held as noted below: KINDERGARTEN PARENT EVENINGS: Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 pm at McNeely Elementary Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00 pm at Cook Elementary

MONTESSORI - GR.4 EARLY FRENCHKINDERGARTEN IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN / GR.1 PARENT EVENING: The school district offers parents the following program Thursday, 17 at 7:00 pm Thursday,January December 6 at 7:00 pm at Mitchell Elementary options for their children: at Garden City Elementary • English (K-7 entry at your neighbourhood school) LATE FRENCH IMMERSION (GR.6) EVENING PARENT EVENING: • Early French Immersion (K-1 entry at Anderson, Bridge, Dixon, KINDERGARTEN FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 pmWITH Gilmore, Homma, Mitchell, Whiteside) SPECIAL NEEDS: at Diefenbaker Elementary • Late French Immersion (Gr. 6 entry at Diefenbaker, McNeely, Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm Whiteside) at Diefenbaker Elementary MONTESSORI KINDERGARTEN - GR.4 • Montessori (K-4 entry at Garden City, McKinney, Steves) PARENT EVENING: For furtherJanuary information, Thursday, 17 at 7:00 pm 1) Kindergarten registration occurs at the neighbourhood please consult at Garden City Elementary school between January 14, 2013 and February 4, 2013. the district website at Registration forms must be completed in person by the parent KINDERGARTEN EVENING or legal guardian. After February 4, 2013 all registrations will www.sd38.bc.ca FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH take place at the School District Office. SPECIAL NEEDS: Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm 2) If applying for Early or Late French Immersion or Montessori, at Diefenbaker Elementary the parent or legal guardian must also obtain from the neighbourhood school, at the time of registration, an Alternate For further information, please consult Programs Application Form. This form must be dropped off in the district website at person at the Richmond School District Central Registration Office (7811 Granville Avenue) between the hours of 8:30 am www.sd38.bc.ca and 4:00 pm January 14 – February 4, 2013. Access to the French Immersion and Montessori programs is through a district-wide draw process with sibling priority (siblings must be in the same program at the same school and at the same time).

IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE • January 14: At 8:00 am, neighbourhood schools: a) Begin accepting for the 2013/2014 school year kindergarten registrations. b) Distribute Alternate Program applications for Early/Late French Immersion and Montessori. c) Alternate Program Applications accepted at Richmond School District – Central Registration Office. • January 21: Schools accept transfer applications at 8:00 am • February 4: Deadline (4:00 pm) for application forms for Early/Late French Immersion and Montessori to be received at the School District Central Registration Office. • February 12: District wide draws take place for Early/Late Immersion and Montessori. • March 1: Deadline (4:00 pm) for parents to confirm acceptance of the placement assigned through the district-wide draw for Alternate Programs. • March 1: Deadline (4:00 pm) for parents to submit transfer applications to schools. • March 14: Letters mailed to parents advising them of the status of their child’s transfer application. • June 14: Deadline (4:00 pm) for parents to submit kindergarten registrations at neighbourhood schools for guaranteed school entry in September. Students registered after this date may have to be placed at a school other than their neighbourhood school. DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION AT NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL 1) Original birth certificate for the child (translated by a notary public if not in English) 2) Proof of status in Canada (1 of the following for each student and parent): - Permanent Resident Card, - Citizenship Card, or - Canadian Birth Certificate 3) Proof of Richmond residence (1 of the following): - Current property tax notice, - Formal rental or lease agreement, - Signed Contract of Purchase and Sale with the possession date and subjects removed, or - Confirmation of Residency form with the owner’s current property tax notice) 4) Immunization record for the child. Note: School entry boosters are required for Kindergarten. Contact Richmond Health Services for further information (604-233-3150).

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$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

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HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

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REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

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IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

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TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

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SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

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GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

Chilliwack

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

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EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

Surrey

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PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921 THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on ambition, status, prestige relationships and your dealings with authorities. From 2008 to 2024, higher-ups are serious, implacable, heavy-handed. Yet, from 2011 to 2018, rebellious urges visit you strongly; you have seldom been so unwilling to compromise. The result could be a battle royal: but before you enter it, contemplate their motives and your options. To succeed, fulfill higher-ups’ dreams and social wishes, which are the same as your own financial, research and/or sexual goals. Sorry this is puzzling: no other way to express it. Clues Sunday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Soon love questions will be resolved – the mysterious, the lustful, will dissolve to become understanding, gentle affection. (That’s not a decrease in love, but a transformation to a stronger base.) Continue, all month, to avoid friction with higher-ups: smile, tackle chores promptly. You might be “kicked upstairs” – into a management role. The nicest thing: these weeks are filled with a mellow wisdom: useless fears melt away. Relationships (to autumn 2015) are slow, demand loyalty and “repeated effort” – but this trend also brings the right mate to singles – clues Sunday. Gemini May 21-June 20: As I predicted, your friendship circle has begun to grow over the last few months (compared to 1996-2011). This month, you might fear that the old barrier has returned, as a solitary mood steals over you. But this is temporary – by late January, and especially February to June (and doubly especially in April) your optimism will return, and friendships will increase again! Meanwhile, use the solitude, depths, mysteries and urges of the present to invest, or to make good changes in your life: bold changes! (Best Thursday/Friday.) Protect health Sunday/Monday. New vistas midweek.

Cancer June 21-July 22: This week starts with romance and/or passion – and/or, because the passion can be creative, or about a risky venture, or passion for a child’s future. Be careful in these – a secret, a too-lustful approach, or a money or health factor (e.g., herpes) could lead love into disappointment or anger. Be moderate. Tackle chores midweek. Thursday/Friday bring opportunity and opposition. True love is a potential all week, but if true love is born now, it’s likely to be a fiery, perhaps rocky one! The weekend is for mulling, figuring it all out. All month, invest or research in career. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A pile of work faces you. (With more chores than you might suspect on the home front, as Sunday/Monday hint.) Might as well plunge in and get it done. A relationship heats up now into February – this can be love or enmity, but a definite societal, intellectual, travel, cultural or legal theme accompanies it. “Dynamic” couples might agree to wed – or travel. Tuesday/Wednesday emphasize romance, pleasure, sports, creative surges and speculative ventures, but only Tuesday “come through.” There’s that work – in spades – Thursday/Friday. Careful Saturday eve: wrong relationship! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The accent lies on romance, creativity, sports, games, charming kids, beauty and pleasure – you’re riding a winning streak, especially Thursday/Friday, when a new love affair or a new creative project could start. But work demands your attention, too. This week, a schedule keeps you from careening all over the place. (Ignore schedules next week, when opportunities need flexibility.) Sunday (better) and Monday (a dud) feature short trips, communications, curiosity and variety. Attend to your foundations, home and family (and your need for rest) midweek – start projects Tuesday.

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

Langley/ Aldergrove

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

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CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

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6015 $10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

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CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561 West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

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2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

S. Surrey/ White Rock

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

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Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

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Abbotsford

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

6020-08 AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

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Coquitlam

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

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New Westminster

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043 11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The focus lies on home, children, nutrition, land, security, retirement. These basic matters are undergoing deep, significant change in the 2008-2024 period. Many Librans “made their nest” in the last three years: but now you might be spending on that nest, or on your children. You don’t mind, because you see the lasting value involved. Still, keep expenses in line with a conservative income picture, now to late 2015 (clues Sunday/Monday). A romantic thread winds through January, could lead you to a true mate, especially from the 21st into February. Security and amour don’t mix. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent lies on communications and travel, especially Thursday/ Friday, when a new project might emerge. Be curious – what you find now might form the basis for future projects/actions. E.g., you might wander into a neighbourhood where your next home will be. Act slowly, wisely and gently on the home front all month. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/ Monday (though little might get done Monday – stick to routine jobs). Chase money, buy/sell Tuesday. Settle into home comforts Saturday – a.m. lucky, p.m. not. Soon – not yet – a major, beneficial lifestyle change will arrive. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money (buy/ sell, expand clients, tug your boss’s shirttail, etc.). That will be easier next week than this one, but by waiting you might miss a good opportunity (probably Thursday/Friday) to launch a lucrative process. You’ll feel restless all month, as a streak of curiosity and wanderlust draw you toward a pleasurable (or romantic) destination. Reading, writing, news media and coffee shops can ease your itchy feet. If you have feelings for someone, tell them. Don’t mistake solitude for security. Lie low, rest early week. You shine Monday/Tuesday! Travel Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness continue at a yearly high. Start important projects, see and be seen, call in favours, propose new schemes to bosses or employees. You’re on a rise! Money flows to you all month – bank it, or you could lose more than you gain. Spend only – carefully – on household items, real estate, food and shelter. Your optimism, cheerfulness and happiness rise on a swell of friendly feeling Sunday/Monday. (Monday, money and social plans might conflict.) Until late 2015 your hopes and wishes will be sober, serious – and more likely to come true. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Retreat, plan. Rest, contemplate. Support others, and seek support if you need it. Therapy, charitable acts, interfacing with government agencies or corporate head offices – these go well. Your determination and sex appeal are strong now, but keep them “in reserve.” Avoid overexertion, and overstaying your welcome. By the 19th onward, you’ll burst into an all-round explosion of accomplishment. Higher-ups are observing Sunday/ Monday. Smile, rather than vent your frustration Monday. Hope returns midweek. But the full extent of your weariness hits Thursday/Friday: find sweet rest. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This week and next bring popularity, light romance, wish fulfillment, entertainment and optimistic plans for the future. Be thoughtful Sunday/Monday. Wisdom will nudge you to reject a money source that’s “tainted” or too secretive. Be ambitious Tuesday; act early, take steps to firm/form alliances and seize career opportunities. Wednesday’s the same, a pleasant, ambitious day – trouble is, it yields little. Stick to routine. That popularity and light romance arrive strongly Thursday/ Friday – enjoy! But retreat Saturday, take a rest. All month, avoid unsavoury people and locales. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808

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NORTH DELTA very large 2900 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, mtn view $738,888 604-773-8490 see uSELLaHOME.com id5361

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

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UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

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FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

Port Moody FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

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Richmond

22351 SHARPE Ave Richmond, 3 storey, 2425 sq ft, 5 bdrm, 4 bath Set up to have a suite, $778,000. Call 778-835-0019 see PropertyGuys.com ID: 76019

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GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

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132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

BUENA VISTA Ave White Rock Spectacular view building lot with older 2 bdrm rental home $879,000 Call 604-837-5373 PropertyGuys.com id: 77100

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

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Tsawwas.

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

Out Of Town Property

Industrial/ Commercial

6505

Apartments & Condos

1BDRM/1BTH LADNER Pointe in-suite laundry, large balcony, very clean, hrdwd floors, carpet, no pets $925/mo. 604-789-6064 CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

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VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

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MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

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LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Out Of Town Property

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

1 BDRM & den, cls to skytrain & amen, indoor pool, gym, NOW $1250 w/ gas ref’s 604-588-0069 2 BDRM Apt, across for Kwantlen, incl heat/hotwater, 1 secured parking, outdoor pool, no pets, $1095/m, Avail Feb 1. Call Jerry 604-273-4785

RICHMOND

Bach from $795 1 Bdrm from $925 2 Bdrm from $1095

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Family Friendly Complex 2 BR & 3 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1). Close to shopping, schools and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Seasonal pool and in-suite storage available.

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RMD 2 br, 1.5 bath, 6 appl, nr shops/shool, transit, 1 prkg, storage shed, small yard $1300 Feb 1 1-250-398-0720 Call collect pls.

6540

Houses - Rent

4 BDRM, 2 bath, Feb 15, $1600 + util 604-345-1899 or 778-889-1256 PINEWELL & Ash, newly renod, 3 bdrm, cls to school/trans, & lndry, DW, lrg fncd back yrd, $1995/mo 778-861-3469 West Rich, 4 BR, 2lvl, 1/2 dup, 2250sf, 2.5ba, new paint, 4 appls, carpet, $1760, 604-274-9921

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HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

Recreation Property

Apt/Condos

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com

Mobile Homes

6065

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

6035

HOLIDAY PRICING! 10951 MORTFIELD RD.

Includes heat, hot water, D/W, outdoor pool, gym. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds. TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

6508

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Bach from $835 1 bdrm from $935 1 bdrm & den from $1060 2 bdrm from $1155

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

Surrey

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

6050

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion. NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622

6035

RENTALS

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

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Collectibles & Classics

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

9125

Domestic

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

1980 BUICK Riviera 1 owner, clean, no rust, good cond. 158K, $4500 obo, 604-940-9520

2005 FORD Focus Z $7,888, 96K, EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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Sports & Imports

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

9129

Luxury Cars

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9145

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2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, Stk# K12555B, 5 spd, yellow, $4995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9160

Sports & Imports

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663

2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9173

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725 2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486 2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763 1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2000 BMW 328i, Stk# V11993B, Black, low K’s, $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

THE SCRAPPER

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,500. 604-889-4961

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

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1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

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Boats

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

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79

($35.00 value)

Oil, Lube, Filter, Tire Rotation, Battery System Test, Coolant Test, Coolant Test, Comprehensive Inspection

Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires Jan. 31/13

FLUID FLUSHES $ 00

20 OFF

Coolant System $139.95 Reg. $159.95 Brake System $93.95 Reg. $113.95

Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires Jan. 31/13

DUECK RICHMOND 12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond

SHOP 24/7 AT www.dueckgm.com

(Hwy 99 and the Tunnel)

Transmission $174.95 Reg. $194.95

1-877-262-7811

Not all models exactly as shown.

A28 January 4, 2013 The Richmond News TURN THE PAGE FOR

Richmond’s Vehicle Superstore!

USED CARS

GREAT VALUE!

ANNOUNCING

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

ON SELECT

+ NEW MODELS

New Car! NEW 2012 ORLANDO LT STARTING FROM

18,888

$

7 Passenger, Auto, A/C, cruise, OnStar, XM Radio, power windows & locks

STK #20R9753

2LT MODEL SHOWN

72

12,888 0

$

OR

%

UP TO 72 MONTHS

LEASE FOR UP TO 60 MONTHS

SERVICE Lube, Oil $ 88 } & Filter SPECIALS

38

EVERY DAY

DUECK RICHMOND 12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond (Hwy 99 and the Tunnel)

1-877-262-7811

SHOP 24/7 AT www.dueckgm.com

*ALL FINANCE AND LEASE OFFER ON APPROVED CREDIT. 0% FINANCING, 6 MONTHS NO PAYMENTS, NO MONEY DOWN ARE ON SELECT MODELS, AND ON APPROVED CREDIT. VEHICLES NOT EXACTLEY AS SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES. SALE ENDS JAN 16/13. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE REG. FEE OF $549. **AIR MILES REWARDS UP TO 3000 MILES ON SELECT VEHICLES ONLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS.


Richmond News January 4 2013