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Bunnies make pit stop in Steveston Rabbits spared from death, but donations needed for local vet by Christine Lyon Staff Reporter Bunnies saved Joseph Martinez’s life and now he’s saving theirs. The son of poor Italian immigrants, Martinez and his three sisters grew up on a farm in the middle of Israel’s Negev desert and subsisted largely on the rabbits they raised. “Thanks to bunnies, we survived, so I owe a lot to bunnies,” he said. “Basically, bunnies saved our lives.” The Steveston veterinarian will spend most of this Labour Day weekend spaying and neutering 40 bunnies from the University of Victoria before they are shipped to the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch in eastern Texas. “Bunnies are my forté,” said Martinez, who made the switch to vegetarianism at

age 10 and decided to dedicate his life to animals, later studying to be an animal doctor in Italy. UVic has long had an overpopulation of feral rabbits on campus. The university euthanized 104 of them last May, prompting animal rights groups to fight against a largescale cull. The Ministry of Environment recently granted a permit to one group, allowing them to transport up to 1,000 rabbits off campus. Because the ministry classifies rabbits as wildlife, not pets, the animals cannot normally be given over to a rescuer. On Thursday Sorelle Saidman and Laura-Leah Shaw of the ad hoc organization TRACS for Texas-bound Bunnies, were busy unloading 40 floppy-eared critters from the back of a pickup truck. See Page 3

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Despite having two titanium rods in her back Aurora Hull (right) regained her flexibility through pilates, and is now teaching alongside Elizabeth Burke.

Despite bountiful sockeye run, Richmond factory set to close by Christine Lyon Staff Reporter

Pilates gives back movement At age 10, Aurora Hull was diagnosed with scoliosis by Rebekah Hammond Contributor With two metal rods along her spine, Aurora Hull, 27, didn’t think she’d ever regain flexibility. But through pilates, she did. “Through pilates, I found my ability to move again,” said Hull, who recently joined the Pilates Group in Steveston as an instructor. “I wasn’t as stiff and rigid as I made myself think.” At 10 years old, Hull, originally from Sante Fe, N.M., was diagnosed with

scoliosis—curvature of the spine. Despite her condition, Hull remained active, but had to be more careful. “It was always in the back of my mind that I had to be a little bit more cautious than other athletes,” Hull said. As she got older, the curvature worsened and began affecting her heart and lung function. Hull underwent surgery at Boston’s Children’s Hospital when she was 14 and had two titanium rods placed on either side of her spine to straighten it. After surgery, she struggled to find

something to keep her active—something that didn’t impact the rods or her spine. “At that age, you want to be out doing stuff and being active,” Hull said. Hull eventually met pilates instructor Michele Larsson, founder of Core Dynamics, who also had scoliosis. Larsson worked one-on-one with Hull to help her strengthen her back and spine. “(Larsson) really stabilized my spine,” Hull said. “There wasn’t much rotation or bending, it was just to strengthen the muscles around the spine and then I added little bits of rounding, arching, side bending and rotation.” The stiffness began to disappear, so did the thought of having rods in her back. She began training to become a

teacher and is now instructing at the Pilates Group on No. 2 Road, a studio started by Elizabeth Burke. “Already we’ve learned so much from each other,” Hull said. “We compliment each other really well.” Burke, who danced with the National Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, took up pilates because her rigorous ballet training had “really pushed” her body. Burke got her teaching certification from renowned pilates instructor Diane Miller and taught in Hong Kong for awhile. “That’s when I really got the bug and wanted to have my own studio,” said Burke, who started her studio in 2005. “Dance was very self-absorbed while pilates is about giving back.”

Bunnies on their way to Texas From Page 1

Christine Lyon photo Joseph Martinez holds one of the bunnies that arrived at his Steveston clinic on Thursday.

Stacks of cages quickly filled the small waiting room at Martinez’s Little Paws Animal Clinic on Second Avenue and Chatham Street. This is a trial run. The Texas ranch agreed to take 1,000 bunnies, but the logistics of getting that many rabbits down south are difficult. The ministry permit lets TRACS take possession of a maximum 96 bunnies at once, after which the group has seven days to sterilize and ship them to Texas. The task is difficult considering the group relies on donations. “You can’t keep making these big trips, there’s no money to keep shipping rabbits down there,” said Saidman. Martinez is one of only three vets who can perform the surgeries, according to the ministry permit. “We basically have to do a whole whack of fundraising and try to get the ministry to add more vets and give us more time,” said Said-

man. Martinez has to complete all the operations by Tuesday so the bunnies can cross the border. They will be housed in a Washington State holding facility before making the long drive to Texas. It takes about one hour to spay or neuter each bunny, including the anesthetic, operation and recovery time. That means Martinez will work 10- or 12-hour shifts all weekend, while still caring for his regular clients. Though he is happy to help save the UVic bunnies, the donations he has so far received are barely enough to cover basic expenses and he is seeking further support. In April, Richmond council banned the sale of rabbits in stores as a way to reduce the number of abanded domestic rabbits in city parks. Local politicians are also asking other B.C. municipalities to get behind a ban on the retail sale of rabbits.

This year’s Fraser River sockeye run is the largest in almost 100 years, but not everyone in the salmon industry is profiting from the record return. Forty employees at a Richmond salmon can plant face uncertain job futures after learning their factory will close down in the new year. Ball Corp. announced plans on Wednesday to consolidate the production equipment in its Richmond plant at 1700 No. 6 Rd. Opened in 1985, the plant produces millions of steel food cans annually, supplying 100 per cent of Canadian salmon can requirements and more than 50 per cent of the Alaskan market. It will stop production during the first quarter of 2011 and its customers will be served by other Ball facilities. The 40 employees will be offered outplacements and severances. “Over the past two decades, our manufacturing operations in the Richmond plant have decreased as market demand and customer needs have changed,” stated Michael W. Feldser, president of Ball’s metal food and household products packaging division, Americas, in a news release. Headquar tered in Broomfield, Colo., Ball Corp. is a supplier of rigid metal packaging products and services, primarily to the food and beverage industry. After disposing of its building and land in Richmond, the company expects the closure to be cash positive by $8 million US.

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Seventy-one per cent of B.C. residents surveyed in a new Angus Reid poll say they’re buying less as a result of the Harmonized Sales Tax. More than two-thirds of B.C. respondents said the HST has severely or moderately harmed their household finances, citing higher costs of dining, groceries, cellphone bills and clothing. Only one in 20 people polled believe government projections of lower prices over time as a result of the 12 per cent HST, which was implemented July 1. Angus Reid officials say the negative view of the HST appears to run deeper in B.C. than Ontario, despite the fact Ontarians are harder hit because their government didn’t exempt gasoline and electricity bills from the HST. The pollsters’ cite the “palpable” animosity in B.C., where they

found 75 per cent feel the government did a very bad job of handling the HST. “The public is almost universal in panning the way the tax was implemented and explained by the provincial administration.” Earlier this week it was revealed that Finance Minister Colin Hansen received a briefing document on the HST two months before the 2009 election. Hansen told Black Press Wednesday he doesn’t remember getting the paper. B.C. NDP leader Carole James called that “ridiculous.” “It’s worse than ‘the dog ate my homework,’” James said. “He didn’t read his documents, he wasn’t paying attention to them, he wasn’t thorough about looking at the documents on the HST?” The Aug. 16-17 online survey included 803 B.C. residents and a similar number in Ontario. The margin of error is estimated at plus or minus 3.5 per cent.

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City of Richmond – Social Financial Hardship Assistance Fund Pursuant to Section 24 of the Community Charter: Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society has applied for an interest free loan of $25,000 from the Social Financial Hardship Assistance Fund for interim financing as a result of delays in receiving funding from external funding agencies. The Richmond Centre for Disability must repay the $25,000 to the City’s Social Financial Hardship Assistance Fund six months after the advance of the loan. A Council decision on this matter is anticipated to be made at the Regular Open Council meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm on Monday September 13, 2010 in the Council Chambers at Richmond City Hall. For more information please contact the Finance Division at 604-276-4217.

Helping you prepare your children for tomorrow Early learning programs – It’s back to school time. And in today’s skillbased economy it’s more important than ever to make sure your child gets a head start on their education. That’s why the Province of B.C. is funding early learning programs like Ready, Set, Learn and StrongStart BC. These programs will provide your child with the skills to be successful in school and to be prepared for the opportunities of the twenty-first century. For more on helping prepare your children for tomorrow, visit gov.bc.ca

Westminster Highway Road closure at the No. 9 Rd railway crossing September 11 and 12, 2010 Westminster Highway will be closed to traffic at the No. 9 Road railway crossing from 10:00 pm, Saturday, September 11 to 4:00 pm, Sunday, September 12, 2010. The closure will permit the City and CN Rail to conduct railway maintenance work and re-paving. An exemption from the City’s noise regulation bylaw has been granted as part of this work will be conducted overnight to minimize the traffic impact. This work is weather dependant and will be rescheduled in the event of rain. A detour route will be signed directing drivers to use Highway 91 to bypass the closure. Access to businesses will be maintained but drivers are reminded they must approach the closure from the correct direction so they do not have to cross through the closure location. Should you have any questions, please contact the following staff: • Mike Maxwell, Engineering, City of Richmond, 604-276-4054 • Steve Tillyer, Road Foreman, City of Richmond, 604-516-9490

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Steveston high-rise plan subject of open house Demand, controversy expected by Christine Lyon Staff Reporter The public is invited to an open house on Thursday to learn more about a rezoning application that, if approved, could result in two new high-rises on the Steveston waterfront. The Onni Group of Companies submitted a formal rezoning application to the city on Aug. 26 in hopes of erecting two residential towers—10 and 12 storeys—on its Bayview Street property, east of No. 1 Road. Residents can learn more about the plan and voice their concerns on Sept. 9 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St. “We’re going to have all the consultants, our architect, our landscape architect, Onni staff on hand to answer any questions,” said Onni’s development manager Tim Orr. The company will display presentation boards in the gymnasium detailing the plan to rezone the last of its Imperial Landing parcels. Current zoning allows a maximum of six four-storey buildings on the site, with ground-floor space reserved for commercial tenants that support the maritime industry. Under the new high-rise proposal, the entire development would be residential and contained in two buildings. As part of the project, Onni would donate two acres of land to the city as a potential park site and contribute $500,000 to the community centre. There’s no word yet on when council will consider the application. “The city requested us to go to public open house before they will give us any timelines for anything,” Orr said. Residents have so far expressed mixed opinions, many concerned the proposed towers would block the view of nearby apartments. “It’s a very kind of contentious property,” said Orr. “Over the years we’ve had a lot of Imperial Landing residents and Steveston waterfront residents really wanting that to be dedicated as park or a portion of it as park, so that is why we came in with this rezon-

ing,” he said. If Onni gets the green light to go ahead with construction, the 200 new homes would be highly sought after by buyers, according to a local real estate agent. “I think there’d be huge demand for it,” said Sean Lawson, owner of the Re/ Max at 12235 No. 1 Rd. and a Steveston resident. And it all comes down to location, location, location. “This would be the prime apartment building in Richmond,” Lawson said, calling Steveston the Granville Island of Richmond.

Open house •Thursday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St. Water-facing units would have unobstructed views of the Fraser River, Shady Island, Mount Baker, the Cascade Mountains, the Gulf Islands and even Vancouver Island. Demand would also be fuelled by Steveston’s lack of “new inventory.” “We just have a very limited amount of land and a very limited amount of

supply,” Lawson said. He thinks the latest rezoning application is a good compromise. “By going higher, you’re going to leave a bunch of green space, which is always nice, and the people who are there now will retain their views.” Onni scrapped the idea of commercial space in favour of residential density—a move that Lawson said could benefit local businesses. “It will tend to allow the village itself to prosper more without the additional competition of that added retail space.”

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McMath shows the ropes to Grade 8 students School starts Tuesday with orientation for new students by Rebekah Hammond Contributor R.A. McMath Secondary student Nadia Dale ate her recess snack in the bathroom on her first day of Grade 8. “Grade 8 was kind of scary for me because I didn’t know what to do,” said Dale, who’s in Grade 10 this year. “It took me a while to warm up and get involved (at school).” Dale wishes someone had encouraged her to try new things. That’s why she’s volunteering to be a Link leader for McMath’s first annual Link Crew Grade 8 Orientation. Dale is one of 80 Grade 10, 11 and 12 student volunteers involved in the orientation at school when classes begin Tuesday. The purpose of the new orientation program is to help Grade 8 students transition to high school life and meet current McMath students. “We’ll be trying to get them hyped up,” Dale said. “We have a whole bunch of leadership activities and games that have quite profound

messages to help them adjust and deal with stress.” The morning will kick off with an assembly, after which new students will be divided into smaller groups. Within the groups, Link leaders will introduce themselves to the new students telling about their own experience as new students, giving advice on how to adjust to high school life, and showing them around the building. The orientation is also designed to give new students an idea of what school clubs and programs are available. “High school provides so many opportunities such as sports, theatre and clubs,” Dale said. “We want to tell eighth graders to go for it from the beginning because there are so many things to do.” The Link Crew’s responsibilities will extend beyond initial orientation. “We’ll be going to school events and pep rallies and showing that it’s good to support your school,” said Link leader Jacob Quail, a Grade 12 student. Quail doesn’t look at the Link Crew just as a responsibility, but also as an opportunity to build friendships. “If kids need to talk, I’ll be telling them when I’ll be available,” he said. “I’m hoping for some of them

to become good friends with us.” Link leaders phoned the kids that would be in their group for the year before orientation. “One was very enthusiastic and excited,” Quail said. “The other wasn’t as enthusiastic, but that’s OK. We’re looking to break down those barriers.” The program is also bringing students from older grades together. “We don’t usually communicate a lot with other grades,” Quail said. “With this, you have something more to talk about. It’s communication between grades and bringing people together.” Inspiration for the Link program came from the American Boomerang Project that implements a similar elementary-to-high school program in over 1,500 high schools. According to DiAnne Simonson, R.A. McMath leadership instructor, mounting evidence suggests if students have a positive experience in their first year, their chance for success increases dramatically. McMath is the first Richmond school to implement the Link program. “From my experience, transitioning to high school can be a bit overwhelming,” Simonson said. “I think it’s a challenge for them to go from having maybe two to three teachers to having as many as eight teachers.”

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Motorists urged to use caution More pedestrians, more traffic as students return to class by Rebekah Hammond Contributor Children headed back to school are unpredictable pedestrians. “Kids are excited about going back to school,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley in a news release. “They are more focused on seeing their friends again than they are with looking both ways before crossing the street.” School zones will once again be busy places and drivers adjusting to fall routines are advised to drive carefully. “We don’t get an increase of children being hit by vehicles,” Turley said. “But the likelihood of collisions increases because of more traffic.” RCMP will be out in full force around schools and handing out tickets with a zero tolerance approach. Tickets won’t be limited to drivers. Pedestrians are also asked to be careful and will be fined as well for violations such as not obeying crossing signals. “When people are crossing the street, they want to make sure they’re making eye contact with the drivers,” said Jacqueline Tokaryk, ICBC road safety co-ordinator for Richmond. “It’s important to pay attention to what’s going on around you, so don’t

have earphones plugged in or be talking on the cellphone.” Tokaryk also cautions drivers to pay attention to what cars ahead of them are doing. “If a vehicle in front of you is stopped, be aware that someone might be crossing the road in front of them,” she said. “You see some drivers scooting around the vehicle, but don’t because it may mean a pedestrian is crossing.” ICBC also makes road safety information packages and learning materials available to teachers for free to use in classroom learning. Richmond School Dis-

RCMP road reminders • Marked school zones have a speed limit of 30 km/h during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless otherwise posted. • Speeding in a school zone will result in fines from $196 to $483. • Failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian will result in a fine of $167. • Pedestrians failing to obey crossing signals or who cross at locations other than a crosswalk can be fined $109. • Use of a hand-held electronic device while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited and will result in a fine of $167. • A driver failing to ensure a child is properly restrained will result in a fine of $167. trict also cautions drivers to use care in school zones. “I would echo calls for people to slow down and follow the rules of the

Asphalt paving advisory August 25 – September 30 The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave the following locations in Richmond from August 25 to September 30, 2010: • 6000 Block of No. 4 Road Hours of work will be: • Daytime work (Monday to Saturday): 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane alternating at times, and may be subject to temporary lane closures. Delays may occur. The use of an alternate route is strongly encouraged. Residents are asked to please not park vehicles in the immediate area during paving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This work is weather dependent and dates are subject to change without notice. Questions may be directed to Wasim Memon, Supervisor, Engineering Inspections, at 604-276-4189, or visit the City’s RoadWorks section on-line at http://www.richmond.ca/services/rdws/projects/2010Paving_Program.htm

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wantlen Polytechnic University students have put the transit system to the test, and it has been found sadly wanting.

Some Kwantlen students would like to see the U-Pass extended, so they can use transit more extensively. They set up a test of just how well it would work on Wednesday. One student would cycle between the Surrey campus on 72 Avenue in Newton and the Langley campus. Another, an experienced marathoner, would run the distance. The third student would take transit. Kwantlen students will vote on whether to join the UPass system in October. The cyclist came in first—doing the ride between campuses in 59 minutes. The runner wasn’t too far behind, at one hour and six minutes. Meanwhile, the student using the transit system straggled in third—at one hour and 19 minutes. Clearly, most students will not be running or cycling between campuses very often. Weather conditions in the winter months can make that very difficult. Yet many will be taking the bus—and this shows just how frustrating an experience that can be. U-Pass or not, a trip that takes close to 90 minutes to cover about 20 kilometres isn’t much of a bargain. The trip between Kwantlen campuses is not an anomaly in the South Fraser region. Despite the fact that residents here pay TransLink gas and property taxes at the same rate as those elsewhere in the Metro Vancouver region, service levels are significantly lower. And students who take classes at multiple campuses are in tough. Trying to make it to a class in Langley or Cloverdale by bus—on the same day as taking a class in Richmond—is, at the very least, a trying exercise in patience. Kwantlen students are learning some valuable lessons, and teaching the community some lessons as well. One of those lessons is that transit service in some areas is completely inadequate. —Black Press

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Life Lessons Andrea Phillpotts

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t’s back to school in a few short days but somehow I can’t help feeling that my own kids have just finished a particularly mind-expanding summer term. While I value the September to June school system both as a teacher and a satisfied parent, there’s something to be said about summer learning. My kids did a combination of vacations, recreational programs, and at-home catchup this summer, all with longreaching effects and positive reviews. On vacation, the kids trawled tidal pools, nimbly catching crabs and minnows and studying them in their yellow beach pail. They made villages of sand castles and logged in miles of biking around the tents and beyond. They played

tag in the trees and were filthy with sweat and happy dirt. They studied tree frogs, seals, sea stars, turkey vultures, and a grey whale which passed by our cabin, 30 feet off the shore. We made forts out of washed up logs and burned our initials into driftwood pieces. We observed humming birds. We estimated how many cars could fit on a small Gulf Island ferry and after making our bets, got the official answer from ferry staff. Back home, we took advantage of the City of Richmond recreation programming, enjoying two weeks of daily swimming and the summer reading program promoted by our libraries. My kids read volumes and proudly earned their reading medals by the end of the summer. Even my active three-year-old boy was delighted to sit on my lap for half an hour daily, reading through stacks of books in the comfy chairs at the library’s main branch. During our down time at home, we caught up as a family, doing chores, reading, board games, and puzzles together. We helped paint a Girl Guide cabin; we rediscovered puzzles. We hung out with

Even my active three-year-old boy was delighted to sit on my lap for half an hour daily, reading through stacks of books in the comfy chairs at the library’s main branch.

Canning is an art worth knowing

Shades of Green Arzeena Hamir aunts and uncles, cousins and friends from afar. We sang silly songs. There was a lot of family time. Math, science, art, language, physical education, we covered it all. Sometimes when we think about education, we forget about the all important summer learning and the opportunity for child’s play. And when my kids are faced with that quintessential “what I did for my summer vacation” this September, they’ll have plenty to write about. Andrea Phillpotts is a Richmond writer and teacher. Opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of any school district, organization, or school.

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y back aches, my fingers are burning and every horizontal surface in my kitchen is covered in a thin sticky film. I’ve just tried to make my first batch of canned peaches and from the looks of the place, the peaches won. Still, I’m eager to keep on learning and am proud of myself for having come this far. For those of you who grew up with canning, watching your mothers or grandmothers can, you can have a laugh. On my first attempt, I blanched the skin off the peaches first before trying to remove the pits. See Page 9

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What was at the top of the list? Canned tomatoes. It seems the bisphenol A (BPA) lining in canned tomatoes leaches into the food. So, as a health precaution, the article suggested only purchasing tomatoes processed in glass jars. Not very easy to find at my local IGA. So, there’s now a 20 pound box of tomatoes that I scored at Steveston Farmers Market waiting to go. Canning and preserving food is certainly a skill that I think is worth knowing. But, if you don’t have the experience in your own family or set of friends, you’re not out of luck. Every Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., a group of budding canners meets at Garratt Wellness Centre. Under the tutelage of Karen Dar Woon and Ian Lai, the group has transformed beans, blueberries and tomatillos into pickles, jams, and salsas. The finished products are donated to community meal programs or the food bank. I’ll be bringing my tomatoes tonight so that Karen can walk me through the whole process. The Garratt Wellness Center is located at 7504 Chelsea Pl. Free childcare is available and the group will be meeting until at least the middle of October.

The result was a sticky mush of goo when the peaches disintegrated between my fingers as I tried to cut the seed out. Luckily, after a quick phone call to a friend who cans, the instructions were given. “Cut peaches in half, twist, pull or cut out the seed & then blanch.” I have yet to see this written in a book anywhere. My own family didn’t can, otherwise all of this wouldn’t be such a mystery. I’m pretty sure that’s the case for any immigrant from a tropical country. Here in North America, where we traditionally don’t grow food year-round, families were once only able to enjoy fruit in the winter if they preserved it. To see this in action is quite a sight. I had all four burners going last night: one for the syrup, one for the hot water bath, one for the blanching water and one to keep the lids and screw tops warm. The windows of my kitchen fogged up. I now see why some people can on their barbeques outside! I know what you’re thinking. Canned peaches are probably less than $2 in the store. So why bother? As I nursed my burned fingers last night, I was starting to feel the same way until my friend Michelle Li e-mailed me an article: “The seven foods experts won’t eat.”

Arzeena Hamir is co-ordinator of the Richmond Food Security Society.

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What is so relaxing for me is to get away to spots like Kyuquot on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Being on the sea does something for me and I know it makes us all feel younger—despite that we’re in our mid-60s. Scrambling over stones and searching through the immense driftwood on wild beaches was fun. One of the highlights of the trip was to finally land on a beach on the Brooks Peninsula. I have been to the Kyuquot area at least five times in the last 20 years but because of storm winds we never even got close to landing there in kayaks and canoes. This summer was different in that we were in larger boats and there was hardly any wind. We lit a fire to cook lunch and eat ourselves silly. After the meal, somebody grabbed a baseball bat that was being used as a halibut bonker and we started to play baseball in the sand. A round fishing float about the size of a softball worked well. Broken parts of large plastic floats were used for the bases. The summer was also different in that it wasn’t, “We will try to get to Brooks.” Instead it was, “We will get to Brooks.” It wasn’t a big deal for me to try and catch a large spring. The boat I was in caught several nice 10 pounders and hatchery coho that you’re allowed to keep. Plus ling cod and red snapper.

One of the woman in the group, Michiko, loved to cook. She took command of the kitchen on two nights and made us the best Japanese food. Midway through the week she started hinting about her desire to catch a big salmon to take home. When two boatloads of us went off to the Brooks to play, she went with a party of three men to do some serious fishing—21 miles off shore. Hours later when we returned to the dock she was there to greet us with her news. Michiko’s boat landed eight large springs. And the biggest one was 44 pounds which she brought in herself. Quite a feat for a small woman who two men had to hang onto so she wouldn’t be pulled over board. When I returned home a week later I felt happy after being away and spoilt by the beauty of the place. I had no idea what was happening on the river here. No idea that there was an amazing sockeye run—the biggest in almost 100 years taking place. I won’t forget my trip to Kyuquot. Nor will I ever forget the astonishing site of seeing millions of sockeye jumping and our river crowded with gillnetters. The excitement to witness this historic return of salmon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I wasn’t watching whales this week—I was out every day salmon watching. See richmondreview.com for photos. Mary Gazetas is a director of the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project, instructor, artist and writer. Her column appears every weekend in The Richmond Review.

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They belonged to a time or a place where workers had no rights, where we worked 12 or 14 hours a day for low pay or no pay, where there was no safety equipment, when we were hungry most days and the government looked the other way. Unfortunately, the dozen workers sitting in the conference room at the B.C. Federation of Labour in early August were not talking about working conditions in the last century or in a far away land. They were talking about working conditions this summer in B.C. The story these tree planters told shocked the people of British Columbia. They even shocked the provincial Labour Minister. Within a week it was clear that not only did

these workers find themselves working for a terrible employer, they had also been let down by government agencies responsible for ensuring their safety. This was a company with a chronic record of bad performance and unsafe conditions, yet WorkSafe BC, the health authorities, BC Timber Sales, Employment Standards and the Ministry of Forests all failed to enforce regulations effectively. The failure however doesn’t just belong to the Liberal government, which has spent a decade cutting back on enforcement, encouraging unrealistic low-ball bidding and wateringdown legislation that protects workers. This failure belongs to all British Columbians. It is, after all, our province.

These were people working in our forests and working for our government. Most of the workers were recent immigrants from Africa,

Well paid workers spend their paycheques in their communities and keep local businesses alive. one as young as 16 years old. After these workers’ stories became public, it wasn’t just other workers who contacted us, it was also other employers in the tree planting sector. They complimented the federation because the failure of enforcement by government agencies is not only

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bad for workers, it is also bad for the decent employers who play by the rules and want to do things right. This Labour Day, it’s time for British Columbians to look ourselves in the mirror. Do we really want a province where this kind of exploitation happens? Are we happy to have gone from the highest minimum wage in Canada to the lowest? Do we support the dismantling of government and the gutting of oversight and enforcement capacities of government agencies? The answer—after even a brief look in the mirror—is no. We do not support this race to the bottom that the Liberal government has set us on with deregulation, self-regulation and the watering down of standards and enforcement. Yet, this is happening and the results are both shocking and shameful. On Labour Day, the trade union movement salutes the hundreds of thousands of British Columbians who toil to make the province work whether they are in a union or not. We understand that good jobs support strong families and strong communities. Main Street merchants understand this too. Well paid workers spend their paycheques in their communities and keep local businesses alive. They also pay the bulk of the taxes that pay for critical public services such as health care and education. We understand that when unions are under attack, just as they are now, salaries are pushed down, jobs disappear and working conditions deteriorate. The tree planters we helped this summer understand this all too well. For them, and for all the workers in the province, we pledge to continue to build a labour movement and a province that fights for everyone so they may go to work and live in a province where decent wages, proper benefits and safe workplaces are the standard for all. Happy Labour Day. Jim Sinclair is president of the B.C. Federation of Labour.

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ders of these men and women. Looking ahead, government will seek ways to improve upon the current framework within which mutually beneficial, healthy labour and employment relationships can continue to flourish.” Murray Coell is B.C.’s Minister of Labour.



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osh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. This name is somewhat deceptive, because there is little similarity between Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year, and the midnight drinking bash celebrated on Jan. 1.

There is, however, one important similarity between the Jewish New Year and the Canadian one: Many Canadians use the New Year as a time to plan a better life, making “resolutions.” Likewise, the Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year. The shofar is a ram’s horn which is blown somewhat like a trumpet.

One of the most important observances of this holiday is hearing the sounding of the shofar in the synagogue. A total of 100 notes are sounded each day. No work is permitted on Rosh Hashanah. Much of the day is spent in synagogue, where the regular daily liturgy is somewhat expanded. Another popular observance during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of our

wish for a sweet new year. Another popular practice of the holiday is Tashlikh (“casting off ”). Jews walk to flowing water, such as a creek or river, on the afternoon of the first day and empty pockets into the river, symbolically casting off our sins. Small pieces of bread are commonly put in the pocket to cast off. The common greeting at this time is L’shanah tovah (“for a good year”). — Judaism 101 (jewfaq.org)

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Modest Hopwood shines brightly on the diamond Local transfers nervous energy into softball success by Don Fennell Sports Editor An aspiring accountant, Sara Hopwood has a good grasp of numbers. That command extends to the ball diamond, where the talented Richmond softball player continues to put up some impressive figures of her own. Just a couple of weeks ago, she gave up only two hits to help the White Rock Renegades win the Canadian Senior A women’s championship in Kitchener, Ont. Her 1.66 earned-run average and equally stellar play at the plate (.800 batting average in the final three games) and in the field earned her tournament MVP honours. Hopwood, however, is self-effacing when it comes to her personal success. “Honestly, I struggled a little bit in the roundrobin games with my hitting, but I kept working on it and took a lot of extra swings when I could and got some great advice from my coaches and teammates,” she said. “I guess it all just clicked at the right time.” “As for pitching,” she continued, “that was way beyond my expectations since I didn’t pitch all summer. I honestly think my catchers (Courtney Gill and Leah Riske) made me look good. They called great games and kept my head in the game.” Ironically, Hopwood’s pitching career seemed to be winding down prior to the national championship. Save for three innings, she played shortstop for the entire 2010 season

The Richmond Sockeyes begin their 201011 Pacific International Junior Hockey League season 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 versus Port Moody Black Panthers at Minoru Arena. The remainder of the Sockeyes’ regular-season schedule is as follows:

“I get pretty nervous before every game, and start analyzing everything...But as nervous and anxious as I get before I play, I love to be in pressure situations.” - Sara Hopwood at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne, which she’s attending on a softball scholarship. And now as she settles in for her senior year at the school, it’s likely she’ll continue to play mostly in the infield when the 2011 schedule commences next February. Hopwood’s numbers are also reflective of a player who comes through in the proverbial clutch. But that suggestion causes her to laugh because, she says, “if you ask my teammates, I’m a head case.” “I get pretty nervous before every game, and start analyzing everything,” she said. “If it weren’t for them calming me down, it would probably be a different story. But as nervous and anxious as I get before I play, I love to be in pressure situations.” A graduate of Hugh McRoberts Secondary, Hopwood also attributes her success to the ongoing influence and support of her parents. Her dad, Jack, has been her personal coach since she was a little kid. “He’s always pushing me to do extra and to work for what I want,”

Junior hockey season faces off Sept. 9

SEPTEMBER •Sat., Sept. 10, 7:15 p.m. at Squamish Wolf Pack •Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. versus Abbotsford at Minoru Arena •Sun., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. versus Grandview at Burnaby Winter Club •Thurs., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. versus Squamish Wolf Pack at Minoru Arena •Thurs., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. versus North Delta Devils at Minoru Arena OCTOBER •Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Pilots •Wed., Oct. 6, 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Kodiaks •Thurs., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. versus Delta Ice Hawks at Minoru Arena •Sat., Oct. 9, 6:45 p.m. at North Delta Devils •Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. versus Aldergrove Kodiaks at Minoru Arena •Sat., Oct. 16, 7:45 p.m. at Port Moody Black Panthers •Thurs., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. versus North Delta Devils at Minoru Arena •Fri., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. at Ridge Meadows Flames •Tues., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. at Delta Ice Hawks •Thurs., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. versus Ridge Meadows Flames •Sun., Oct. 31, 3:30 p.m. at Mission Icebreakers

Melissa Tait photo After previously only pitching a few innings all season, Richmond’s Sara Hopwood threw a gem in the final of the Canadian Senior A women’s softball championship to help lift the White Rock Renegades to the national title. But she expects to be back at shortstop for her final season of college ball at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

she said. “But, also, I have been lucky enough to have a lot of great coaches along the way and a lot of really great teammates.” Transferring from Eastern Arizona College, Hopwood had a statistically banner 2010 season at Indiana University-Purdue

University Fort Wayne. While helping the Mastodons (ranked second to last in the preseason) to a schoolrecord 29 wins and the Summit League championship, Hopwood sported a .323 batting average (third on the team) and from a team-high 155 plate appearances scored

35 runs—including a team-best three triples and six homers. The women’s softball team at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will sport a different look this season, as coach Amy Tudor has recruited several new players. Still, Hopwood and her teammates expect

to win the conference title. “I’m a senior and it’s my last year,” she said. “It makes me sad to think about, and I know my last game here is going to be pretty emotional. But I’ll always love softball and I know I’ll keep playing after this year, and maybe even coach.”

NOVEMBER •Thurs., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. versus Port Moody Black Panthers •Thurs., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. versus Grandview Steelers at Minoru Arena •Sat., Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. at Squamish Wolf Pack •Sun., Nov. 14, 4 p.m. versus Grandview Steelers at Burnaby Winter Club •Thurs., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. versus Squamish Wolf Pack at Minoru Arena •Sat., Nov. 20, 6:45 p.m. at North Delta Devils •Thurs., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. versus Delta Ice Hawks at Minoru Arena DECEMBER •Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. versus Abbotsford Pilots at Minoru Arena •Thurs., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. versus Grandview Steelers at Minoru Arena •Friday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Ridge Meadows Flames

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Hoop classic Sept. 11-12 at oval Richmond Sockeyes expect to be in the hunt for both regular-season and playoff titles in 2010-11.

•Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Delta Ice Hawks •Thurs. Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. versus Mission at Minoru Arena •Sun., Dec. 19, 4 p.m. versus Grandview Steelers at Burnaby Winter Club •Thurs., Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m. versus Ridge Meadows Flames at Minoru Arena •Thurs., Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m. at North Delta Devils JANUARY •Thurs., Jan. 6, 7:3o p.m. versus Grandview Steelers at Minoru Arena •Sat., Jan. 8, 7:15 p.m. at Squamish Wolf Pack •Thurs., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. versus Delta Ice Hawks at Minoru •Sun., Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m. at Mission Icebreakers •Thurs., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. versus Squamish Wolf Pack at Minoru

Arena •Wed., Jan. 26, 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Totems •Thurs., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. versus Mission Icebreakers at Minoru Arena FEBRUARY •Thurs., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. versus Aldergrove Totems at Minoru Arena •Sat., Feb. 5, 7:45 p.m. at Port Moody Black Panthers •Thurs., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. versus North Delta Devils at Minoru •Fri., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Pilots •Tues., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. at Delta Ice Hawks •Thurs., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. versus Squamish Wolf Pack at Minoru Arena •Sun., Feb. 20, 4 p.m. versus Grandview Steelers at Burnaby Winter Club

Richmond’s Jay Kelly will challenge Shawn McDonald of Langley for the B.C. welterweight (147 pound) boxing title Oct. 9 at Fall Brawl to be held at the Langley Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. McDonald recently won a split decision over Jake Weitzel in the main event at the Clash at the Cascades 3.

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FENCING

S & S CEDAR FENCING Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panels for Sale & Installation. 8291 No. 5 Road, Richmond. 604 275-3158

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GARDENING

Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, pruning, trimming, power raking, aeration, clean-up. Free est. Michael 604-240-2881 Soil, bark, Sand, Gravel etc. $25/yd + $50 del. Also, Property Maint. Services avail.Simon 604-230-0627

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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LANDSCAPING CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-rooďŹ ng, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. BBB. WCB 10% Sen. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 EAST WEST ROOFING & SIDING CO. Roofs & re-roofs. BBB & WCB. 10% Discount, Insured. Call 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 GL ROOFING & Repairs. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB Insured. 604-240-5362

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ALLAN CONST. & Asphalt. Brick, concrete, drainage, foundation & membrane repair. (604)618-2304 ~ 604-820-2187.

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GENERAL SMALL HOME Repairs Your home / apt. (Richmond only). Reynaldo 604-339-9402. SEMI-RETIRED CARPENTER for repairs or any kind of carpentry, plumbing & electrical. 604 272-1589

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Gentle Giants, loyal family dogs, unreg. St Bernard pups, 1st shot, $900&up ready now (604)462-8605 GERMAN SHEPHERDS, 2 fem. p/b, 4 mo. black & tan, long-haired, shots & vet ✔ $600 (604)820-4644 GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies, family raised, 1st shots & vet chkd, born July 21st $600. (604)864-8288 JACK RUSSEL PUPPIES, tri-colour tails docked, 1st shots, vet checked Call 604-820-5225. LAB Pups CKC Reg’d Champ.lines 2 females (1blk/1yellow), 1st shots, de-wormed, tattooed, vet ✓ $800. 604-857-9192 LAB Retriever pups, yellow/blck, $650; chocolate, $750. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 MALTESE, 3yrs old female. All shots. $500. Call for more info. (604)513-9830

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YELLOW LAB pups. 2 males left. Smaller size. Ready to go. Parents on site $500. 604-852-6176 Abtsfrd

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

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FERTILIZERS

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FURNITURE

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RENTALS 706

RICHMOND

WATERSTONE

RENTALS

Bright ★ Quiet ★ Spacious

706

1 & 2 Bdrm Apt Suites 3 Appliances, balcony, swimming pool, heat & hot water. Also 2 & 3 Bdrm Townhomes 6 Appliances Close to schools & stores. N/P.

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICHMOND ALTO SAX, great condition, used for semi band. $550! less than 2 yrs. rental. Call 604-538-5937. GERHARD HEINTZMAN cabinet grand piano, upright. $450 firm. 604-859-7766 MASON RISCH UPRIGHT PIANO, exc cond, recently tuned, lovely tone, $900. Call 604-576-9658. UPRIGHT PIANO, antique, Hartman & Co., oak case, great cond., must see, $700. Call (604)860-0222

REAL ESTATE 609

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

MISSION: By Owner: Duplex, reno’d, $1,000 rent per side. 1,900 sq/ft, 6,100 sq/ft lot. $299K. Call Kelly: 604-418-3162. www.usellahome.ca #5196

EAST CAMBIE INCREDIBLE detached house, 2500 Fl area, 9,613 Lote size, hardwood flooring new! recently painted! Beautiful back yard! Fully finished bsmt suite. Open House on Aug 29 & Sep 05 from 1 to 3:30 pm. Mazuma Star Realty Ltd. Call Ofelia Flores Cell. 778-239-1655 (MLS# V846096) ofloresalvarado@yahoo.com

1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND. 5888 Dover Cres, Pelican Pointe. 1 bdrm g/l, 1 prkg, 1 storage. N/P. N/S. Avail Oct. 1. $1280/mo. Call 604-773-2130 RICHMOND. Ackroyd Rd. Newly reno 1 bdrm apt prkg, inste lndry, Sept 15, $900. np/ns 604-277-9018 RICHMOND central 2 bdrm 2 bath 5 applis, lrg deck, u/g prkg, avail Oct.1, $1350. Ns/Np. 604-789-0804

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Call 604-275-4849 or 604-830-8246 www.aptrentals.net WEST RICHMOND Spacious 2 bed. Along major transit routes. Close to dike, shopping. Backs onto greenbelt. Porch. N/S. Pets ok. Refs reqd. Avail. Sept 1st. 1400/mo 604 218 0979

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ALDERGROVE 3137 267 A Street. 2.5 yr old 1650 sq. feet 3 bd. SS appliances, Avail. now. $1500. Pets allowed. Arvind 778-865-0009. RICHMOND West, Nr Blundell & Railway, 3 bdrm upper duplex suite. Sh/Lndry. F/S, DW. $1450 inc utils. N/P. N/S. Ref. req. 604-274-2222.

Richmond

Ocean Residences 11671 7th Avenue Condo-like bldg with great views a must see. Modern living, beaut grounds incl’d ponds & fountains. Close to Steveston and markets; Many stes with ocean views. Indoor/outdoor pkg, lockers, party rm, fitness rm, sauna, outdoor pool, games rm, social rm, BBQ Area. Bach, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $800.

Sofa Italia 604.580.2525

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APARTMENT/CONDO

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

PUG: Reg’d Female, brindle, exbreeder, now retired. Very affectionate. Comes with grunts & snorts! $500. Pls call: (778)549-3646. TOY POODLE PUPPIES 6 wks, brown, black & brown, and black $650. 604-820-4230 604-302-7602

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OFFICE/RETAIL

ON CANADA LINE 6700 #3 ROAD, RICHMOND 800 sq. ft. Ideal for Travel, Insurance etc. Parking available. 604277-0966 or 604-273-1126

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION RICHMOND: Furnished bdrm. Single room; share kitchen, bathroom, ldry rm & eating nook. Cable, utils. h/sp net & prkg. $500. N/S. Avail now 778-785-4236; 778-988-9746.

For more info & viewing call

Irina 778-788-1872 Email: rentoceanresidences @gmail.com Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

750

SUITES, LOWER

4th & Granville, 2 br. grnd lvl, N/P. N/S. No ldry. Refs. $775/mo. incl heat/hydro. Immed. Suit single, couple neg. Priv Ent 604-244-7862 BRAND NEW 1 BEDROOM/1 BATHROOM suite located near Shell Rd. and Bridgeport. No pets, no smoking. Available on September 1st. Rent: $800. Contact: Harvi @ 604-644-5274

RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

GARDENCITY/Saunders Area. Reno’d 1Bdrm Suite Avail Asap. $700 Inc Utils. No Pets/Smoking. 604-279-1855 or after 6pm 778840-1855.

RENTALS 752

TOWNHOUSES

RICHMOND

Briargate & Paddock Townhouses

PORT Coquitlam Main Floor 3 bedroom, fridge, stove, dishwasher. $1300 per month call 604-314-8395

2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available

RICHMOND: 1 Bdrm gr/lvl suite, nr Ironwood Plaza. NS/NP. $700/mo incl utils. Avl immed. 604-272-1516.

Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.

Richmond: #3/Blundell, 1 bdrm $850/mo incl util. Also 1 bdrm + den Shell/Cambie $875 incl util. Oct 1. 604-278-7484 RICHMOND. #3 & Williams. 1 bdrm Private entry, full kitchen, appl. Np/ns. Near school & bus. Avail. immed. $800/mo. incl. utils., cable, net, shared w/d. 604-271-6949 RICHMOND: Beautiful Reno’d 1 bdrm g/lvl, kitch, nice lrg b/yard, nr amens/bus; W/D, suit 1 person, NS/NP. $850/mo inclds utils/cable. Avail now. Call eves 604-272-3033. RICHMOND, Shellmont area. 2 bdrm suite. N/S. N/P. Available now. $875/mo. incl. heat & light. Call 604-617-1794

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Website www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND

751

Spacious 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full bath, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets.

838

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

SUITES, UPPER

Richmond: 3/Bdrm, quiet, exc loc, din/rm, lge patio, 1,600 sq/ft, f/p, 5/applis, N/S, N/D, N/P. Ref’s. $1395/mo+ 1/2 utils. 604-277-5968.

752

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1999 HONDA Civic Si(G) Silver ext Grey cloth int Coupe Sunroof Manual 168,000 km 4 cyl Air condition Power everything ABS Airbags Aftermarket taillights and spoiler New water pump and timing belt Reg. oil change, fluids, brake check, etc. $5600. Call 604-8563435 or 604-309-3757 for more details 2006 BMW Z-4- convertible, mint. 48K, auto, blk. no accident, all power options, heated seats, must see, beauty $23,995obo (604)328-1883

QUEENSGATE GARDENS 11020 Williams Rd.

STEVESTON / GILBERT. 1 bdrm. suite, full bath, sep. entry, near bus, alarm. $850/mo. incl. utils. Np/ns, no ldry. Kelly 604-448-1562 SURREY 3 Bdrm, NEW, 168 & 64, 975 + util., 7 appliances 604-5514748

TRANSPORTATION

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

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